Maggie is the Clinical Director of Behavioral Health Services at Sprintz Center for Pain and Sprintz Center for Recovery. Maggie is part of a small cohort of psychotherapists trained and specializing in chronic pain and chronic health conditions while also being a seasoned addiction specialist. Maggie holds a Master of Science degree in Substance Abuse & Clinical Counseling as well as a Master of Science in Rehabilitation & Career Counseling. Both degrees were earned at East Carolina University in her home state of North Carolina. She has experience working at a state psychiatric hospital in a rural part of North Carolina and a major hospital system’s IOP program in Chicago, IL. Prior to moving to Houston, TX, Maggie took a brief detour in Los Angeles, CA for a short hiatus from counseling.
In 2013, Maggie became integral in the development of Memorial Hermann’s Prevention and Recovery Center’s Pain Recovery Program by applying her background in program development and experience treating with persons with both addiction and chronic pain. Maggie has recognized how important it is to seek out and utilize all therapeutic and medical techniques available to provide patients with a truly individualized care plan. Thus, Maggie received extensive training and certification in clinical hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Presently, she sits on several ASCH committees and is a regular faculty member teaching the principles of utilizing clinical hypnosis throughout the country. Additionally, she is a member of several other professional organizations and is often asked to present on chronic pain, addiction treatment, and the use of clinical hypnosis including at the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM) Annual Pain-Addiction Common Threads Summit during ASAM’s annual conference in April 2019.
Currently, Maggie is using her education, training, expertise, and passion to develop the only comprehensive behavioral health department housed in a prominent pain management clinic. She diligently works on implementing new chronic pain treatment protocols and breaking the boundaries within the medical and psychological communities. Maggie, along with all of her peers at Sprintz Center for Pain, is proving this innovative and greatly needed approach is highly effective at restoring a person’s life despite chronic pain syndrome and/or chemical dependency.