Margot M Cabrera Sotelo was born and raised in Peru and immigrated to the United States 10 years ago. Margot is a bilingual Intern in counseling at the Wellness Connection. She received her undergrad degree in Psychology at George Mason University. Margot is passionate about working with couples and families as well facilitating preventative programs.
Margot has over 5 years of experience working with at-risk populations. She has worked as an Intensive in Home individual and family counselor for children and adolescents. Margot has worked in the school setting as a therapeutic day treatment specialist to assist children and youth who have emotional/behavioral problems in the school (ages 8 to 15). Margot has experience working as a Behavioral specialist and as a Youth Counselor at a Residential Treatment Center for Children and Adolescents at UMFS Leland House. In addition, Margot has facilitated groups to strengthen couple’s relationships and parent-child relationships.
Margot utilizes a holistic approach as she believes it is important to take into consideration a person’s emotional, physical, social and spiritual stages of well being before determining a treatment plan. Margot has utilized CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt, Mindfulness, and strength-based approaches when working with adults and adolescents. Margot believes art, music, and creativity are key components when working with children and adolescents.