Margaret Mickelson

EMDR Certified Therapist

Education & Experience

Margaret ("Margie") holds the dual qualification of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and Registered Art Therapist. She is EMDR Certified. Over 23 years of experience working with children, families, teens and adults, serving diverse populations. Primary focus of treatment includes recovery from trauma and loss. Specialized experience in treating sexual abuse victims. Graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA with a Masters in Marital and Family Therapy. This master's program provides a dual focus, integrating Clinical Art Therapy and traditional therapy. Margaret's Art Therapy Registration (ATR) was received from ATCB (Art Therapy Credentialing Board). Currently providing therapy services in a private practice setting in Tustin, CA at 228 West Main Street.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

15 years as director of counseling at Olive Crest (non-profit organization in California serving the needs of at risk youth). On the provider panel for the With Hope Foundation which serves survivors of suicide.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Families


  • English


PPO insurances accepted, superbill provided to client.