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Margaret Dodson 

Albany, CA
510 526-0474

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Albany, CA
510 526-0474
815 550-1222
902 Carmel Ave, Suite 8
Albany, CA 94706

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Clinical Psychologist
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology at Alameda, CA, 1990
M. A. in Social Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1983

More than 20 years clinical experience
Experience working with children and their families
10 years clinical supervision of therapists in training.
Conduct therapy in Spanish and French.
Adults facing life transitions and issues of work and meaningful engagement, couples struggling with connecting in intimate relationship and parenthood, children and young adults learning to navigate life’s confusing passageways, men and women stuck in anxiety or depression . . . each of us must overcome obstacles that stand between us and achieving our life goals. Often, those obstacles involve beliefs about ourselves that dictate how we feel and behave that we developed long ago but that have now outlived their usefulness.

As an experienced psychologist, I act as a guide: listening and responding, helping you along your path, working from where you are, and being sensitive to your needs at each turn in the road. Together, we create a safe, warm, respectful atmosphere that encourages exploration.

I am fluent in English, Spanish, and French, and I enjoy working with people in all life stages and from all over the world. To make an appointment or to learn more about my practice, please visit my website.

Professional Interests:
Overcoming negative self-beliefs that interfere with achieving life goals, and helping to overcome depression, anxiety, guilt, fear of success, and fear of failure
Assisting individuals, families, and children with life transitions: pregnancy, infertility, marriage, divorce, school, career, bereavement, and midlife concerns
Facilitating healing from childhood and adult physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, rape, trauma, and posttraumatic stress disorder.

Helping children and their parents overcome children’s fears, insecurities, behavioral and school problems, depression.

Supporting couples in developing more satisfying and intimate relationships.
Cross-cultural therapy and immigration issues

Professional Affiliations / Activities
Former Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Wright Institute
Alameda County Psychological Association
American and California Psychological Associations
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group
California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley CA


Alameda County Psychological Association
4200 Park Blvd., #200
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 433-9580