As a family therapist at Caron Renaissance, Maggie Doolan helps families improve communication, boundaries, self-awareness, and life balance and shows them how their own family of origin issues and multigenerational patterns may be driving actions based on guilt, fear, and anxiety. Being able to observe as families understand the “gift of allowing consequences and failure” and then seeing the transformations that result is the most rewarding aspect of her job.
The serious nature of the work would be much more difficult were it not for the team approach Caron Renaissance takes and her relationships with her colleagues. “The support we provide for each other is critical to the success of the work we do here.”
Prior to her work as a family therapist at Caron, which she began in 2018, Maggie was in private practice, providing therapy using a philosophy similar to that of Caron Renaissance. She primarily treated individuals and the families of young adults with a complex combination of chemical dependency or process addiction, trauma history, and personality disorders. She was also the supervisor for an in-home family services program, lead therapist at a substance abuse treatment facility, and primary therapist for a mental health facility.
Maggie has provided clinical supervision for doctoral candidates and for people seeking licensure. She was featured on "Divorce Connections" as an expert on co-parenting during divorce, and has spoken at several universities.
Maggie has been a licensed clinical social worker for over 14 years, with a master’s degree in social work from Radford University.