Margery Boucher, MA, MS, LPCS
Margery has almost 20 years of experience in the mental health field. At present she has a concierge counseling practice in Dallas and Southlake Texas. In her private practice she works with individuals, families, and couples of most ages. She specializes in working with mood and anxiety disorders, addiction and non-suicidal self-injury. Margery also conducts multiple types of assessments in her practice. She is qualified to assess for personality, strength finding/career placement, clinical pathology, addiction and intelligence testing.
She is also the Clinical Director of Arise Recovery Centers, an adult Intensive Outpatient Program for addiction, located in Dallas, Southlake and Fort Worth Texas.
She has a research career spanning almost 15 years. Having completed research on adolescent self-injurious behavior and the effectiveness of using art as a treatment tool; for which she was awarded "Excellence in Research" by the graduate program at California State University-Fullerton. She has also worked on a qualitative research project investigating different ways in which clinicians work with the male population in therapy. She has conducted extensive research on adolescent mental health issues such as prevalence and predictors of adolescent depression.
In addition to her clinical and research experience, she has taught at the college level, been a guest lecturer, and ran parenting-training sessions. She is currently writing a workbook for clinicians and clients that is focused on the identification personal strengths as a means to make positive and long-lasting life changes.
Margery received her BA in Psychology from University of North Carolina-Wilmington in 1997. She went on to complete a Master of Arts in Psychology-Applied Behavioral Analysis from University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA in 2000. Her thesis and research focused on "Prevalence and Predictive Variables of Adolescent Depression in a Multi-Ethnic Sample".
Following several years working in the field of psychology, Margery went back to school to continue her education. She received a Master of Science in Counseling-Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University Fullerton 2007. Upon graduation, she received an award for her research on the use of art therapy with clients who engage in non-suicidal self-injury.