I am Board Certified in Rehabilitation Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), and am now retired from research and teaching as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where I contributed my services from 1991 to 2016.
In my work, I was often called upon to integrate my advanced training in clinical neuropsychology, family therapy, and sex therapy. Probably far more significant, though, were my core beliefs about psychotherapy: I am of the conviction that psychotherapy is a fundamentally sacred process, not a technical procedure.
In the overwhelming majority of instances, the true purpose of psychotherapy should be expressed in the genuine response–accurate and selfless–of a psychotherapist to some crisis in the way that another person experiences their humanness–not in manipulations to engineer a treatment for psychiatric disorder. The single most important activity of psychotherapy, therefore, is the establishment of a committed but non-possessive relationship in which the authentic dialogue of mutuality can occur.
I firmly believe that this kind of mutual coming-into-relationship between two people, meeting face-to-face, is the necessary condition for psychological and spiritual healing. This humanizing relationship must be radically individualized and fully confidential. Most of my energies as a psychotherapist were devoted to seeing that these conditions were met to the greatest extent possible.
Specialty Practice Areas
Dr. Margolis has had experience working people in the following areas of difficulty:
Attention Deficit Disorders
Chronic Physical Illness
Life Management Issues
Post-Traumatic Stress- Disorders
Spinal Cord Injury
Some of the additional modalities that Dr. Margolis has utilized in his work with people are:
12-Step Work & Recovery-oriented Psychotherapy
Behavioral Sex Therapy
Behavior Analysis & Therapy