Margaret “Peggy” Goetz, LICSW *Available August 2021

Serving: 15-18, 18+

About Margaret “Peggy” Goetz, LICSW *Available August 2021

Peggy (she/hers/her) is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters in Social Work and a minor in Family Therapy. She completed internships at Primary Children’s Hospital and Adult Residential Treatment Unit with the University Hospital of Salt Lake City, Utah. As a Clinical Social Worker in Utah, she worked at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of Utah as well as in a private practice in downtown Salt Lake City. Peggy is originally from Maine and moved to the New Hampshire area from Utah in 1999.

Prior to joining Lifestance, Peggy worked at Hampstead Hospital as a Clinical Social Worker, Manchester Mental Health as an individual and family counselor, Chestnut Hill Counseling Center/Dover as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, and at the University of New Hampshire Psychological and Counseling Services as a Mental Health Clinician.

Areas of Clinical Interest
Her professional interests are integrative, nature-based, and she often brings in narrative work with a CBT lens and a focus on wellness for managing anxiety, depression, social stress, and unhelpful thinking patterns. Particular areas of interest are women’s issues, stress management, self-esteem issues, athletic focus, relationship issues, spirituality/religion, and managing sensory overload and isolative issues.

Therapeutic Approach
Peggy integrates various theoretical approaches, often with a CBT-based, narrative, storytelling focus. She bases her approach on individual need and individual goals, with an emphasis on helping clients find their undiscovered strengths. Peggy has facilitated seminars, workshops, and training sessions on such topics as social skill building, managing disordered eating patterns, understanding sensory overload, emerging adult issues, and celebrating strengths and unique abilities of those on the Autism Spectrum.

Personal Interests
Peggy’s personal interests include finding hiking, biking, running, and skiing adventures throughout New England. She published a memoir about her cross-country bicycling trip and continues to write most mornings. She has taught women’s writing groups and enjoys singing in various groups and bands. She has been awarded two fiction grants/assistantships and a New Hampshire Council on the Arts Fellowship.

Patient Ages Seen in Practice:
Peggy will be treating clients aged 15-adulthood.


  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Body Image
  • Chronic Medical Condition
  • Chronic Pain
  • DBT
  • Eating Disorders
  • Faith Based Treatment
  • Holistic Interventions
  • Imagery/Relaxation Techniques
  • Learning Disabilities
  • LGBTQ+
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Substance Abuse (Alcohol, Marijuana, etc)
  • Locations


    414 State Street
    Suite 2
    Portsmouth, NH 03801


    • Anthem
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • United Behavioral Health/Optum