Margaret Shouse (She/Her/Hers)

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Accepting Clients

Every session I hope to create a safe collaborative space where my client feels listened to and heard, and feels supported.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Northbrook, IL
Supervised by Brandon Tessers, LCPC

About My Clients

The ups and downs of everyday life can not only cause you uncertainty and exhaustion but can also make individuals feel stuck with what to do next. This can lead to us doubting our self-worth and our ability to live a more fulfilling life. As a therapist, I am here to meet you where you are at in this moment. I want to lend you a listening ear and provide you comfort in knowing that you have my full support.

My Background and Approach

Having worked at a crisis hotline and in drug rehabilitation, I discovered my passion for working with adolescents and clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use/addiction. At Effective Artistry, we strive to be an advocate for every client and make them feel both seen and heard. My own struggles with anxiety, depression, and imposter syndrome is something I have continuously worked on in both my personal life and in my career as a therapist. To my surprise, all of this has actually led me to the conclusion that there really is no deficit or something "wrong with me". This just makes me who I am, and I am still consistently learning how to embrace those qualities and also change my environment to work to my advantage. That is something I want my clients to reach: You do not need to change yourself to fit in. You can be your own person and still live a happy and enriching life.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

The biggest commitment I have made as a therapist is to fully advocate for all of my clients. I openly admit that I will never understand some of the deep injustices that my clients face everyday. I look at every session as a way of broadening my understanding of the different perspectives that my clients bring to the table. I am here to listen to every person's story and bring with me love and acceptance towards each individual that I work with. I want the therapeutic space to include safety, openness, and the feeling of a warm, authentic, and original relationship. As a neurodiversity-affirming therapist, it is my goal to not only build a safe space for my clients to be truly heard without judgement, but to share with clients that they do not need to change themselves to fit in with the world. You can be your own self and live a happy and enriching life.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $75 - 150/session


Email Margaret
1340 Shermer Road
Suite 280
Northbrook, IL 60062

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