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Maggie Embick, LCSW, RDT

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Maggie Embick, LCSW, RDT


Maggie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Drama Therapist who sees clients via telehealth.

It’s easy to feel like you’re failing at creating the life you want, or that there’s something wrong with you, when you don’t have the support you need.

Most people come up against situations in life that are too difficult to deal with alone. And sometimes worries or depression can become obstacles to living a full, satisfying life. Talking with someone you can connect with can often help.

I help clients focus on what they want from our work and what they need to do to get there. My goal is to create a space for you where you are comfortable enough to explore; where you can feel safe, grounded, with a sense of choice; where you can learn to trust in taking chances and moving in new directions.

My approach is more mind/body-based than many therapists. In addition to talk therapy techniques like ACT and DBT, clients have the optional opportunity to incorporate mindfulness, drama therapy, or expressive arts therapy techniques to help experience changes at a deeper level.

You deserve to live a life you can enjoy, to feel loved in your close relationships, and to feel a sense of belonging.

That’s why I hope you’ll take the first step by scheduling a free 15 minute phone consultation.

I look forward to hearing from you.

License / Credentials
University of Chicago, SSA
Cultural Identity
White, cisgender woman, heteroflexible, English speaking
Age of focus
Ages 4-Adult
Clinical Therapist- Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists
Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) EPO Edward-Elmhurst, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) HMO- Duly/Dupage Medical Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) HMO- Edward-Elmhurst/IL Health Partners/ Behavioral Care Partners, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)- NorthShore University Healthsystems/Swedish Covenant, ComPsych, Modern Health, Self Pay
Post-Graduate Trainings/Certifications
Registered Drama Therapist, 5 years training/supervised practice in Developmental Transformations - a somatic expressive arts technique for treating attachment and trauma symptoms, Advanced Psychodrama student (430 training hrs)
States Licensed In
Abortion/Pregnancy Termination, Acceptance & Committment Therapy (ACT), Anorexia (Adolescent), Anxiety, Binge Eating (Adolescent), Binge Eating (Adult), Birth Trauma, Body Neutrality, Body Positivity, Bulimia (Adolescent), Bulimia (Adult), Burnout, Career Exploration, Chronic Illness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), College Students, Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Disordered Eating, Drama Therapy, Eating Disorders, Emotional Eating, Fear of Vulnerability, Food & Body Related Concerns, Grief, Harm Reduction, Health At Every Size (HAES) Approach, Improv Therapy, Intuitive Eating (Adult), LGBTQIA+ Affirming Therapy, Life Transitions, Mindful Self-Compassion Therapy, Minfulness Practitioner, Mood Disorders, Non-conforming Relationships, Occupational Stress, Perfectionism, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pregnancy, Process Addictions, Psychodynamic Approach, Relationship Concerns, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Self-Injury, Sex-Positive Therapy, Sexual, Shame Resliency, Spirituality, Stress Management, Substance Use, Therapy for Therapists, Trans-Affirming Therapy, Trauma, Values Work, Work-Life Balance

Schedule a time to chat with someone from our Client Care Coordinator Team to get set-up with either a free 15-minute phone consultation or an initial evaluation.