Margot Hoffman, LMSW
“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” – Henry David Thoreau
When life gets heavy it can feel like we're stuck in a forest, struggling to find warmth and navigate ourselves toward a safe path. This can make it difficult to show up in our relationships the way we’d like to— we’re desperately trying to move forward, but past experiences and future worries trip us time and time again. Trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief can make it easy to stay stuck in this forest. What can be difficult, though, is reaching out for a hand to hold along the way as we make new turns that lead us back to ourselves.
I am an LMSW whose clinical practice explores the ever changing phases of life and the complex, often uncomfortable emotions that these different waves bring. Utilizing evidence-based practices such as EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, DBT, and mindfulness, we can work together in a way that feels most effective and empowering to you.
I’ve been stuck in this forest myself and understand how uncomfortable it can feel. I have struggled with my own grief and I have felt lost and confused, like I don’t know how to be the me I want to be. Thankfully, I have had the opportunity to work alongside someone who helped me develop skills to endure the confusion, holding my hand along the way, helping me to feel taller than the trees. What would coming out of your woods feeling taller than the trees look like for you? Let’s find out.
I offer a safe space for you to explore yourself and share your story while fostering an authentic therapeutic connection rooted in curiosity, compassion, empathy, patience, and of course a little humor. I look forward to beginning this journey together.