Therapist Profile

Name:
Margaret E. Cryden, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
16550 Ventura Blvd Suite 405 Encino, CA 91436-2084
Phone:
(818) 430-1558
License Number
LMFT45116
Practicing Since:
2000
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I believe that the key to a successful psychotherapeutic experience starts with the relationship between the therapist and the client. I help my clients acquire new coping skills and assist them in finding their own solutions to life's challenges. I use an integrative approach drawing from various theoretical orientations, and customize a treatment plan that meets each client's individual needs. My areas of specialization include: Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Relationships/Marriage, Adjustment to change/life transitions, and any other issues that may have impact on my clients' interpersonal relationships. My professional experience includes: private practice in Encino California, counseling at a non-profit agency, guest lecturing at the high school/university level in the field of Human Sexuality, presenting numerous workshops at nationally recognized conferences in the field of Transgender Mental Health and launching a gender non-conforming child. I have also made several national television appearances, and authored the award winning book: "Straight Expectations: The Story of a Family in Transition."

About My Practice

Office Hours
Weekdays Weekday Evenings
Services
Individual, Family, and Couples psychotherapist. Facilitator of groups and workshops. Trained public speaker, and award winning author.
Insurance
,I do not take insurance but I will provide a superbill for the client to submit to their insurance. I can also offer a sliding scale fee if needed.
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone

Education

Degrees
B.A. Psychology M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Anxiety
Couples
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Learning Disabilities
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Narrative
Object Relations
Psychodynamic
Systems
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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