Margo Bristow has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, USA. Margo is a Substance Abuse and Problem gambling, and other process addictions counselor. She has been working with adult, teens and their families for over 30 years. Margo has presented both nationally and internationally on Motivational Interviewing (within university, high school both public and private, alternative school settings as well as medical, community agencies, and business settings.)
Margo is an Adjunct Instructor (Graduate CMHC, Social Work, and Community Mental Health and Counseling Programs) at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. She presents on Motivational Interviewing, Shoplifting and Theft related disorders, Adolescent and Young Adult Addictions, CMI and Addictions, Family Issues in Addictions, Gambling, Teen Internet Abuse, Rational Recovery, Alternative methods in Substance Abuse Treatment, Process Addictions, Harm Reduction, Treatment Planning and Difficult Populations, Neuroscience Research and Process Addictions, and Crisis Intervention. Margo is the past President and Board Member of the Illinois Council on Problem Gambling. She has a private practice in Oak Park and in Downers Grove, Illinois where she provides psychotherapy, consultation, and training for adults and adolescents in group, individual and family formats.
Present certifications include a C.A.D.C. and P.C.G.C. from the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. (IAODAPCA).
Margo is an active member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers where she Chairs the Finance and Audit committee and the Nomination Committee.