Margaret Tucker Cardon, M.Ed. is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia. Margaret received her BA in psychology from Kenyon College and her M.Ed in School Counseling from The University of Virginia. Prior to returning to school for counseling, Margaret primarily worked in outdoor education and independent school settings. Since graduating from UVA and pursuing a career in counseling, Margaret has worked in partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, as well as in outpatient therapy settings.
Margaret values the importance of the therapeutic relationship and maintains a strengths-based and solution-focused emphasis throughout treatment. She works with couples and individuals and offers pre-marital packages for couples that want to learn communication skills and create a solid foundation before officially becoming a married couple. Margaret enjoys working with clients to address current issues while also exploring the past. She compassionately supports clients in gaining insight into their patterns of behavior and where such patterns may stem from. Margaret draws from a number of disciplines including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She was recently trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and practices it with clients suffering from trauma and PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Margaret focuses on young adults and adults who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress, and a variety of other mental health concerns.