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
Theory and Orientation
My orientation is at the multifaceted intersections of the work with trauma, anxiety, and depression as it expresses in the body and Jungian-influenced depth and dream work that is in relationship with the field of all existence, including but not limited to our own personal unconscious, the collective unconscious, deep archetype and ancestry, all life around us including animals and plants, and the land, as well as the breadth of our families and communities -- and I don't see these as seperate. Theoretical influences include Van der Kolk, Ogden, Porjes, Estes. My orientation is in social justice, LGBTQ inclusiveness, and intersectional feminism.
Before embarking upon this work I was a professional writer, and college writing instructor, working in many roles, including journalist and technical writer.
Policy work has focused on advocating for effective and successful services to survivors of human trafficking, and prevention and deterance.
I was born in Illinois, but have lived in several states in the US and a couple of European countries. I now live and work in St. Louis, Missouri.
I am a mother, grandmother, writer, musician. sustainable gardener, reader, general nature freak, and proud-ass crone.