Margaret (Meg) Fromuth MFT (Therapist & Web Development Support)
Margaret (Meg) Fromuth, MFT (she/her/hers) is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University where she studied Couples and Family Therapy in the Department of Counseling and Behavioral Health. While at school, she specialized in systemic sex therapy. She is currently working on achieving her license as a Marriage and Family Therapist through her work at The Center for Growth and Sex Therapy in Philadelphia.
Prior to joining the Center for Growth, Margaret worked as an intern therapist at Council for Relationships in which she supported individuals, couples, families, and community members working through various personal and relationship challenges and difficulties. Margaret provided comprehensive therapy services to clients, by identifying their goals and needs, uncovering techniques and ideas to encourage communication and reflection, and connecting with each client to establish trusting relationships.
In her work, Margaret implements systemic theory focusing not only on the individual but also on each client's relational and intersectional influences. She will help her clients explore, assess, and outline influential systems in her client's life to aid in finding the right strategies for each client to work through their therapeutic goals. She focuses on meeting the client where they're at and building upon the strengths each person has within them. She provides a space for clients to feel heard by another and will utilize many philosophical and theoretical frameworks for each client's needs as they explore their journey of self-acceptance.
Margaret enjoys working with couples and individuals. She works with a diverse group of clients including LGBTQIA+ folks, poly/ENM, the kink and BDSM community, sexual trauma, childhood trauma, coming out, sexual/gender identity, body/gender dysmorphia, erectile dysfunction, minor-attracted individuals, sexual compulsions, female sexuality, and fat-identified individuals. Although her concentration is on sex therapy, she also enjoys working with individuals dealing with anxiety, OCD, stress, and depression.
Margaret focuses on many different therapeutic approaches to aid her client’s in their goals. Below you’ll find a brief description of how she identifies and integrates certain therapeutic approaches to her work.
In essence, we are not just a single individual but a part of many other and larger systems. We are parents, siblings, coworkers, lovers, church members, and many others. These identities ideally coalesce but life is anything but ideal. Margaret uses systemic theory to understand not just the individual but the role the individual plays in all of the different organizations of someone’s life. She utilizes this understanding to help her clients find insight into their own lives and assist clients when their identities feel at odds with each other.
Trauma can be identified as a scary, disturbing, or threatening experience and can effect anyone, not just those who interact with violence. Individuals struggling with a history of/recent trauma may find themselves in a situation that reminds them of their trauma and can elicit responses within that person that cause them distress. Margaret uses trauma-informed therapy as a way of framing and aiding a client in their own goals for their treatment. She helps clients identify how their past has influenced their current life and provides her client with a space to address, explore and even challenge the influences trauma has on them.
Systemic Sex Therapy
In general, sex therapy is a way of aiding clients who struggle with physical, psychological, or social issues that influence their sexual satisfaction. Specifically, systemic sex therapy aids clients in not just focusing on the sexual issue, but also on psychological, social, familial, and cultural influences in a person’s life that may impact someone’s expression of or connection to their sexual self. Margaret utilizes systemic sex therapy to help her individual and couple client’s through struggles within their sexual lives by helping them with understanding their own relationships with their sexual selves as well as the sexual interactions between her clients and their partner(s).
There is one thing that cannot be argued: when we feel emotions, they are real and true. Sometimes we struggle to identify or even understand our emotions and how they influence all the different aspects of our lives. Margaret uses emotion-focused therapy to help clients discover and explore their own emotional processing. She encourages her clients to see that all emotions have their place and can be used as tools to enlighten them and help them grow.
When a client comes into a therapy office (or signs onto the video call) they’ve already developed their own tools and techniques to address the problems in their lives, why try to reinvent the wheel? Strength-based therapy is a way to amplify and develop clients’ tools and coping skills they already have. Margaret will use strength-based therapy to help clients identify the tools they’ve already developed and help them hone those skills.
Psycho-education is an insight-driven form of education for clients to understand potential underlying processes within their own behaviors and actions. Margaret believes that her clients should have an understanding of what they see in their therapeutic experiences. She sees herself as equal to her clients and provides them with a vocabulary to process their goals in therapy.
Simply put, mindfulness is the act of being actively present in the moment. Mindfulness can be utilized in many different ways and for many different reasons. Margaret helps her clients develop and express their own forms of mindfulness to aid them in things such as anxiety, trauma, depression, sexual performance issues, and many more.
Margaret has written many articles for the Center for Growth. Her articles focus primarily on sex-based self-help tools for individuals and couples. Some of the articles she has written are linked below:
Experimenting with Mutual Masturbation- A tip for couples who want to try a new form of sexual intimacy. A guide for folks to explore and process the experiences of mutual masturbation.
"Yes and..." Creating a Sexual Fantasy Roleplay- Using popular theater games, this tip is for partners to learn how to begin to explore sexual roleplaying.
The ABCS of Burnout- This tip provides an organized way to categorize, identify, and work through your own unique symptoms of burnout.
For more tips and articles written by Margaret Fromuth, please see the links below!
- Pennsylvania: Working Towards Licensure
Margaret (Meg) Fromuth MFT (Therapist & Web Development Support)’s Latest TIPs:
Aromatherapy for the Holidays
Aromatherapy For The Holidays: Therapy in Philadelphia, Ocean City, Mechanicsville and Santa Fe
Quickly after Halloween, the holiday season begins. We see gourds decorating front doorways with little …
The ABCS of Burnout
Burnout can affect anyone at any time. It can happen as a result of pressures at a job, increase stress at home, fatigue for caregivers, and many other areas …
Dating During COVID
Online dating is the most popular way to find a partner since 1994. Now with COVID-19 and the social distancing boundaries of our society, online dating has become one of …
“Yes and…” Creating a Sexual Fantasy Roleplay
Starting out on your first roleplay in the bedroom can be difficult. It can be anxiety-provoking to figure out what to say or do next. You may feel ashamed by …
Experimenting with Mutual Masturbation
What is mutual masturbation and what are its benefits? (Sex Therapy Self Help Tip) Mutual masturbation is an expression of intimacy that can build upon basic sexual connections. By definition …