Margaret Rittenhouse, LCSW

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Margaret Rittenhouse, LCSW

Margaret Rittenhouse’s 25 years of clinical experience has been devoted to treating adults and couples as well as to consulting with organizations around issues in the workplace. She has been a therapist and manager of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) at two large hospitals and a family service agency. Margaret also worked in Human Resources and as an employee relations specialist for Chesterfield County Government.

Whether dealing with an individual or an organization, Margaret’s approach is practical and problem-focused. She takes time to understand the client’s goals and what might be standing in the way of achieving them. In the context of a supportive and collaborative relationship, she helps the client honor how they have coped so far and she uses Cognitive Behavioral and Brief Solutions Focused therapies to help them move past whatever is blocking their progress. If unresolved trauma is a factor in an individual client’s current distress, Margaret can strategically add EMDR to her treatment plan. Margaret works holistically, addressing the client’s physical, emotional, social, and spiritual functioning.

Margaret’s approach is guided by the belief that individuals and organizations are naturally striving toward healing and wholeness and the therapist/consultant’s job is to be a partner on that journey. Margaret values diversity of all kinds and can meet the client or organization wherever they are now. Her approach works very well for workplaces dealing with interpersonal or organizational challenges and for individuals and couples dealing with loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, illness, anger issues or transitions from one life situation to another.

Margaret is available to individuals and couples for virtual or in-person appointments. She also offers strategic consultation to organizations and can provide presentations on the following topics: Thriving During Times of Change, Bringing out your Best Self, Dealing with Challenging Employees, Team Building. 

Presentations (in-person or virtual) can be tailored to the size of the audience and the time allotted.


  • Coping with Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Illness
  • Anger issues
  • Life transitions


  • MSW from Loyola University of Chicago
  • BA in Business Management/ Managerial Relations from Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
  • Behavioral Health Counselor & Manager of HelpLink Employee Assistance Program, VCU Health Systems
  • Senior Human Resources Employee Relations Analyst, Chesterfield County Government
  • Employee Assistance Coordinator, REACH Employee Assistance Program, Diamond Healthcare Corporation
  • Post graduate and continuing education courses: Spirituality and Social Work and Solution-
    Focused Brief Therapy, EMDR, Grief, Anger Management, Healing from Trauma


  • Phone:
    Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
    (804) 264-0966, Ext. 54
  • Email:
  • Office Hours:
    Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m
  • Insurance:
    Margaret currently accepts Medicare, Optima, Anthem, Cigna, United Healthcare and self pay