Margaret Spencer Pirrotta

Margaret Spencer Pirrotta, LMSW

Margaret treats ages 14 and up–teens, adults, individuals, and couples.

Treatment Philosophy and Focus
Margaret’s philosophy is a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). It is a philosophy of individuals learning they can change their negative beliefs to positive affirmations, as individuals are strong and resourceful. The focus is on the individual, couple, or family to see their strengths and work on changing negative patterns of thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. These can interfere with functioning and coping even if life situations do not change.

Education and Experience
Margaret graduated from Madonna University in Livonia in 1996 with a Bachelor degree in Social Work. In 1997, she graduated from Wayne State University with a Master in Social Work. Margaret has worked with many diverse populations. She was also in private practice in Austin, Texas, for 8 years. She has also supervised interns in mental health outpatient clinics.

Specializations
Margaret’s specializations include:

  • Trauma (posttraumatic stress disorders)
  • Panic disorders with or without agoraphobia
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Depression
  • Couples therapy
  • Grief and loss
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety