M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School & Community specialization, Lesley University
Margaret Wickham grew up as the youngest of nine children in rural Maine but eventually graduated to "civilization" at the University of New Hampshire. There, she honed her counseling skills as a writing tutor and peer academic advisor and eventually graduated with a B.A. in English.
She spent the next few years in Boston, editing a middle school ELA curriculum for an ed-tech company, eventually moving into a managerial role for editorial teams in Boston and New York City. In 2012, she decided to leave her corporate job behind and enrolled in a Master's program at Lesley University. Three years later, she graduated with an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the School & Community program, certified as a high school guidance counselor and masters-level mental health clinician.
She began working as an outpatient therapist for all age groups before landing her dream job at Arlington High School, right outside of Boston. But more exciting adventures were on her horizon, as she was suddenly given the opportunity to move to San Francisco and start a new phase of her life. She quickly earned her Pupil Personnel Services credential and found a home at Mercy, where she has grown as a counselor in an exciting and diverse community.
She is currently working towards being a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California, but in her free time, she prefers to be outside in nature or exploring the city.