Masters in Counseling Psychology, In Progress
Bastyr University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Eastern Washington University

Certifications & Trainings

  • Certified as a 200-hour Yoga Teacher
  • Certified in Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Certified in Level 1 & 2 Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
  • Certified in Trauma-focused Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Trained in Behavioral Activation (BA) Treatment for Depression and Anxiety, created by the University of Washington
  • Certified in administering Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS-5) for PTSD assessment


  • Fluent in English and Japanese

Professional Memberships

Margo Maxon, BA, Masters Candidate

Mental Health Therapist Intern | (they/them)

Supervised by Marykate Tihinen, MA, LMHC, CDPT (425.224.5439 |

As a non-binary, queer, neurodivergent, and biracial/multicultural person of color, who grew up in a broken home from a poverty-stricken and segregated neighborhood, I have experienced various forms of discrimination and marginalization throughout my life. Feeling ashamed, alone, and lost in deep despair, I walked into a therapy session desperate for help… Turns out, therapy provided me with a safe and validating space to heal from trauma and to grow, which empowered me to pursue my passion to become a therapist and advocate.

My therapeutic lens is rooted in intersectional feminism and strengths-guided approaches with a client-empowerment focus. My goal as a therapist is centered on providing multicultural and gender-affirmative, inclusive, and sensitive care while acknowledging and honoring your unique life story. I want to build a strong therapeutic relationship with you through an egalitarian collaboration, where I continuously strive to dismantle the power dynamic between the therapist and the client

As your therapist, without shaming the survival and coping strategies that have played a vital role in serving you in the face of adversity, I will draw upon the depth of your inner strengths and core values as a compass to guide our therapeutic journey together. I am committed to being a validating space holder for you to feel truly seen, heard, and appreciated just as you are. I want you to feel safe in sharing your experiences, values, and beliefs without the fear of being discriminated against, invalidated, or judged. 

Together, we will explore what aspects of your life are preventing you from experiencing fulfillment and gain insight into what fulfillment means to you. Our collaboration will uncover the patterns and themes that are showing up in your life as areas of distress. Therapy can bring forth profound insights, healing, and transformation, which knows no bounds. Thank you for stopping by to read my bio, and I look very forward to working with you.

“I prefer to think of my patients and myself as fellow travelers, a term that abolishes distinctions between ‘them’ (the afflicted) and ‘us’ (the healers)… We are in this together.”

— Irvin D. Yalom