Director of Counseling and Wellness
Location: Jennings Randolph Hall
What I Find Rewarding About D&E:
I have learned so much from both the students that I work with and from the collaboration between faculty, staff and students that exists here and this inspires me to grow professionally. It is truly a privilege to serve D&E students because I see how much effort and investment they are putting in to improving their mental health and wellness.
Margaret, a nationally certified counselor and provisionally licensed counselor, provides counseling and wellness services to the college community as well as prevention and outreach programming that promotes mental wellness.
- M.S. Mental Health Counseling, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minn.
- B.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga.
Margaret brings a background in counseling diverse populations and also has worked in crisis settings.
Most recently, Margaret worked as a counselor at the Barbour County Health Department in Philippi, W.Va., where she provided counseling services to child, adolescent and adult clients. Prior to that she served as the lead program coordinator at High Rocks Educational Corp. in Hillsboro, W.Va. She worked for the same organization as an AmeriCorps and summer staff in various capacities including tutoring, mentoring and service learning. In addition, she has worked as an admission representative and docent at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Margaret is a member of the West Virginia Counseling Association and the West Virginia College Counseling Association.
She has presented on transformational and experiential outdoor education at the Appalachian Studies Conference, unique educational models and non-profit management at WE LEAD of West Virginia Wesleyan College, and educational models for rural youth engagement and women's empowerment at the Women on Wellness Retreat held by the National Center for Excellence in Women’s Health at West Virginia University.