Margaret Howard, MFA, LCSW
"Our true nature is like a precious jewel: although it may be temporarily buried in mud, it remains completely brilliant and unaffected. We simply have to uncover it." ~ Pema Chodron
Master of Social Work, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, 2011
Master of Fine Arts in Poetry, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2000
Bachelor of Science, University Studies, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1994
Somatic Experiencing (SE), One Year
Various Jungian Workshops and Trainings
Training in Mental Health Work with Veterans
Various Trainings in General Mental Health
Jung Society of St. Louis
The Breathe Network
National Association of Social Workers
SE™ Trauma Institute
National Survivor Network
Huffington Post Blogger
Member of the Board, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition (Former)
I have in the past done education and consultation in the area of human trafficking intervention, which was my area of focus for my MSW degree. My work in that area is no longer in the realm of public speaking, but in private consulting.
And to demonstrate that fitting into tiny boxes is not what I'm about: I am a U.S. Army veteran, a private pilot, and not so long ago wrote manuals instructing aviation mechanics how to disassemble and assemble jet aircraft. So there you go. :)
I believe that humans are by nature diverse, and that this diversity is a joy! I do not believe that our mission in life is to "fit in." I believe it is to become who we really are, and that part of that journey is the cultivation of compassion, first and foremost for ourselves.
Thank you for visiting. Feel free to email or call me today!