Maggie Anderson, is a Clinical Therapist with over ten years of experience in the behavioral health field, working with individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders.
Maggie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. It was during an internship at Healing Transitions in Raleigh that Maggie realized that she has a passion for working with individuals with substance use and/or mental health disorders. She has since worked as an emergency services clinician and as a clinical therapist in a variety of both inpatient and outpatient settings in the Triangle. Maggie’s experience has deepened her understanding of crisis work and how entwined addiction and mental health disorders are. Through these experiences, she developed skills in quickly building rapport, navigating community resources and the ability to build on people’s strengths and to cultivate hope.
Maggie is a proponent of integrative care that prioritizes whole-person care. Maggie utilizes a strengths-based perspective in her work with clients and incorporates techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, depending on each client’s individual needs. She is an advocate of the “stages of change” model and “harm reduction,” which allows each person to define their own recovery, and also believes in the importance of teamwork and building a strong therapeutic alliance with clients. Maggie strives to create a warm and welcoming environment, where all individuals feel comfortable sharing their unique stories and challenges.
Maggie is a native of Raleigh, and is deeply committed to her community. When not at One80 Counseling, you will usually find her spending time with family and friends, practicing yoga, reading, cooking or enjoying the outdoors.