Maggie Berg, MFT-CI
Hi, my name is Maggie Berg and I am thrilled to be joining EVOLVEwithin as an MFT Clinical Intern! Before I get into my experience and passions around clinical work, I wanted to give an inside look at who I am. I am a Wisconsin girl through n’ through. My passion shows in all things starting from when I was younger, creating PowerPoint slides I would present to my parents in order to prove why I must have a dog, to dreaming big and imagining my life as a college graduate. My life, just like many others, has pulled me left and right. I have had moments of feeling defeat and moments of feeling empowered and stronger than ever. Through all the hardships that come with life, I have carried the passion to care for others and lift people up when they need it the most.
I received my bachelor’s degree in May of 2019 specializing in Human Development and Family Studies with concentration in pre-counseling from the University of Wisconsin Stout. During this time I worked towards an internship at an organization called Early Head Start. I was a home educator empowering parents to interact with children in developmentally appropriate ways along with working in diverse populations. I started my master’s degree at Edgewood College in the Marriage and Family Therapy program. My ladder of growth has brought me to EVOLVEwithin where I cannot wait to begin my journey as a MFT Clinical Intern.
MY CLINICAL WORK
In addition to my internship at EVOLVEwithin, I also hold a position at Rogers Behavioral Health hospital working with residents across all the units ranging from trauma care, to OCD and anxiety, to depression. My fieldwork has given me the opportunity to embrace all kinds of situations that have given me the chance to show my knowledge of therapeutic modality. Since 2016 I have been a summertime Nanny working with multiple age groups. Through my time as a Nanny I have learned about who I am and how to help kids create a voice for themselves; all skills I will take into my profession.
I believe working with clients is the key to therapy. Having a collaborative yet solution focused model will honor my client’s reality yet dig deep into important life decisions. Stephen R. Covey says, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply”. I love this quote as it reminds me to listen with my whole heart and respond wholesomely to my clients’ needs. As a novice therapist I am confident that my fresh perspective, open mind, and fluid therapeutic style are qualities that will set me apart from others.
Thank you to EVOLVEwithin for believing in me.