Margot K. Andersen, MSW is a paralegal/educational advocate with the law firm of Whitted Takiff LLC. Margot received her Masters in Social Work from Loyola University, and is a seasoned and experienced social worker and has been an advocate for children and families with special education needs for over 20 years. Having parented two adult children with special education needs, Margot brings a unique parent perspective to the practice of advocacy.
Prior to joining Whitted Takiff, LLC, Margot was President of the Board of Directors for Thresholds, Illinois’ largest provider of mental health services for people with severe mental health needs. Margot also has extensive experience in-servicing parents and groups on various mental health disorders and special education needs, teaching them how to successfully navigate the special education maze.
Prior to becoming an advocate in 1997, Ms. Andersen had a successful career as a business executive for many years. Recently, Margot founded the Center for Resilience and Growth where she supports people undergoing various life crises by teaching skills for resilience using Mindfulness techniques.