Therapist Profile

Margaret S. Perlstein, M.A.
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4 Dominican Dr San Rafael, CA 94901-1338
(415) 460-1134
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
In almost two decades of private practice, I’ve had the privilege of working with adults and teens in individual, couple, and family therapy. I work collaboratively with all my clients to help them overcome anxiety, depression, painful behavioral and thought patterns, dysfunctional relationship patterns, life and lifestyle challenges, self-sabotaging behaviors, and self-deprecating thoughts. I’ve had the honor of working with parents suffering the heartbreak of a child’s death, couples wanting to be close again after drifting apart, teens burned out on the pressures of adolescent life, adults crippled by their anxiety or depression, parents wanting to improve their relationships with their kids, and kids wanting to have more meaningful and productive relationships with their parents.

My multi-disciplinary approach, mixed with a collaborative style, allows the most flexibility in working with my clients’ needs. By seeing the value of many different orientations, I tailor my approach to match the unique needs of each person I see and the particular issues for which they seek help. My goals always include an increase in resiliency, improved communications, a greater sense of fulfillment and self-esteem, and awareness and embodiment of “self at best”.

I am constantly inspired and amazed by my clients’ courageous work and am honored to help guide them towards resolution and fulfillment.

Please give me a call at 415.460.1134 and let’s see how we can work together to better navigate the challenges that prevent you from being your best, happiest, most fulfilled self.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Individual, Adolescent, Couples and Family Therapy
No Insurance Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


M.A., Counseling Psychology, Dominican College, 1990 B.A., Communication and English, Indiana University, 1983

Area of Specialty

Communication Skills
Depression/Clinical Depression
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Women's Issues


Theoretical Orientation
Object Relations
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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