Margaret Biggart, MA
Previously, Margaret Biggart worked in athletics at a boarding school for teenage boys. Over time, the boys expressed their frustration in not feeling heard or understood, and she realized they needed support for their mental health issues. Ultimately, she knew she was unable to help them through their frustration and decided to make a career change. For that reason, those teenage boys are her biggest influences.
Margaret has been trained in motivational interviewing, multi-cultural counseling, family systems therapy, and trauma treatment for teens. As an Individual Therapist at Newport Academy, Margaret uses all of these modalities among others to treat anxiety, depression, familial conflict, and substance abuse. Margaret has always been drawn to professions that help others. In fact, before she was an Athletic Trainer, she served as a volunteer firefighter/EMT.
Newport Academy…in her own words
“The focus on teenagers is what attracted me to Newport Academy, specifically treating mental health through less traditional avenues, such as yoga, equine therapy, and mixed martial arts. The flexibility of the location for therapy sessions is ideal especially for teenagers and for therapists.” – Margaret Biggart
- Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Central Connecticut State University
- Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Saint Joseph