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Margaret Barry, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in CA More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

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Hi there, I'm Margaret!

For over 25 years, I have helped individuals and families heal from the impact of mental illness, trauma, and loss in their lives. If you are feeling stuck in unhealthy patterns, whether with a partner or other important people in your life, call for a free consultation to see if therapy might be right for you.

My approach

My therapeutic approach draws from attachment-based, cognitive behavioral (CBT), compassion-focused, complicated grief (CGT), dialectical (DBT), EMDR, emotionally focused (EFT), exposure response prevention, and trauma-focused modalities. I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each individual and couple I work with.

My focus

I specialize in working with adolescents/teens, adults, older adults, and couples struggling with issues such as anxiety, codependency, depression, grief, infidelity, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), relationship issues, self-esteem, sexual abuse, sports performance, trauma and PTSD, women's issues, and stress.

My communication style

In our work together, you can expect me to be a compassionate, non-judgmental listener. I will provide a safe space for you to process your experiences, develop insight, and build practical coping skills. My communication style is warm, direct, and collaborative.

My journey to mental healthcare

I earned my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Sacramento State University. My journey to the mental health field was motivated by a deep desire to support people in overcoming life's challenges, healing from painful experiences, and creating more fulfilling lives and relationships.

My goals for you

My goal is to empower you with the self-understanding and tools to break free from unhealthy patterns, enhance your resilience, and cultivate more joy and meaning in your life. I aim to help you develop a stronger sense of self and build healthier, more satisfying connections with others.

My first session with you

In our first session, we will discuss what is bringing you to therapy and collaborate to define your unique treatment goals. I will gather some background information to better understand your current struggles in the context of your life history. From there, we will begin the therapeutic process of helping you heal, grow, and thrive.

About Margaret

Specialities

  • Adolescents/Teens
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marital/Pre-marital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Older Adults
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sports Performance
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • Stress

Methods

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Exposure Response Prevention
  • Group Therapy
  • Marital
  • Trauma Focused

Practice

License

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Shield of CA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, Tricare West, and Kaiser Medicare Advantage (Southern Ca)

Languages spoken

  • English

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Sacramento State University (08/1989)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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