Margaret Brice, MSW, LCSW
Maggie Brice is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia and her Master’s degree in Social Work at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Maggie worked in a community mental health center in Upstate New York for a number of years. Her work experience includes working in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. Her primary focus has been working with adults who are struggling with issues that range from major mental illness to situational problems that need to be addressed using a variety of therapy approaches. In the community mental health she worked on an interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers which offered a dynamic collaborative approach for each client to determine their therapeutic needs. In addition to working in mental health, she worked in a private substance abuse treatment program which added to her experience in addressing both drug and alcohol problems as well as mental health issues.
Maggie uses an eclectic approach that includes a psychodynamic approach as well as a cognitive behavioral emphasis. Maggie’s work with clients is designed to determine the most effective approach to assist them in actualizing their goals in developing a healthy and satisfying life.
While working in Syracuse, Maggie was introduced to Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, (DBT), developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. Maggie was trained in DBT and uses DBT concepts in her work with individuals. She also has experience conducting DBT groups. The goals of DBT are to assist individuals to develop skills in making life more manageable. It was initially designed for clients who were experiencing issues related to personality disorders. This has become an area of expertise for Maggie in her therapeutic work.
Maggie works with both couples having relationship difficulties as well as individuals. Her work with couples focuses on each individual in the relationship and how each person contributes and participates to make the relationship a viable and gratifying unit. She treats individuals experiencing a variety of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, difficulty managing anger, and grief issues.
Maggie is authorized to take most insurances including, but not limited to, United Health Care, Medicare, TriCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Out of pocket payment arrangements are available to individuals who do not want to use their insurance. To make an appointment call (910) 256-3784 X 106 and Maggie will arrange to meet with you for an initial assessment and evaluation.