Hi, I’m Margaret Roberts. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Rochester.
I started my career working with uninsured and underinsured individuals, couples, and families, as well as those who did not have access to healthcare. I’ve worked with clients in exploring and identifying cultural strengths, promoting intersectionality, growth and healing, and advocacy.
Everyone has unique experiences that have led them to this moment in their lives, and their feelings and thoughts about it are valid. No matter where you are today, I will help guide and encourage you with acceptance, humor, kindness, and compassion. I welcome individuals looking for help with boundaries, cohesion, and communication through working on problems stemming from trauma, identity, and relationships.
I have found that clients need someone who can be supportive, share insight, challenge patterns and cycles, and help them overcome life barriers. My therapeutic style is holistic, as I believe in meeting you where you are, and I borrow from humanistic, cognitive, behavioral, constructionist, psychoanalytic, and systemic perspectives.
I collaborate with you to explore your history, your present, and how you would like to live and exist moving forward. I foster self-acceptance and personal, emotional, social, and relationship development. I am an advocate and help people advocate for themselves within their families and communities.
My primary specialties are relationship issues, life transitions, and family conflict. I also counsel people for anger management, anxiety, attachment issues, codependency, depression, parenting issues, and divorce/separation. I completed Gottman Couples Therapy (Level 2) and am a DBT-informed therapist.
PA License #PC014153
Margaret Roberts provides in-person therapy at the Emmaus, PA, therapy office and teletherapy for anyone in Pennsylvania.
Whether you are suffering from panic attacks, obsessive – compulsive disorder, or generalized anxiety we have therapists who use evidenced-based treatments, such as cognitive-bahavioral therapy, to help you.
Depression and anxiety are extremely common, but often under-diagnosed by medical providers during pregnancy and postpartum. Our providers have specialized training to help women with anxiety and depression in this specific period in their lives.
Depression, one of the most common mental health disorders, is very treatable. Our therapists are specially trained to help individuals with depression get back to feeling like themselves again.
Life transitions encompass many things, including starting or ending a romantic relationship, changes with work or school or making any big life change, such as a move. Often we underestimate how these changes will affect us emotionally until we find ourselves struggling with the ups and downs of the life transition.
While we don’t provide couples counseling at Move Forward, many individuals seek counseling to discuss how they can have healthier relationships. Our therapists can help you learn new ways of communicating, setting boundaries, and other ways to have more positive relationships with others.
Moving into adulthood brings its own set of challenges. You may feel pressure to have a “career” or find your life partner. You may be unsure of making these big life decisions and may feel lost because you no longer have school or other adults in your life telling you what you should choose.
The period of adolescence can be exciting, but also challenging for many teens. Difficulties with friends, school, anxiety, depression, cutting, and substance abuse are all common issues for this group. Due to a lack of life experience, teens may not know how to manage these problems which is why therapy can be especially helpful.
Reach out today to get started. Our supportive staff will help guide you through the scheduling process, discuss special requests and consult your insurance needs.