Contact Information

Name and Title

Margaret Dodson, Ph.D.

License Number

PSY 12905

Phone Number

(510) 526-0474

Office Location(s)

Office Address

902 Carmel Ave. Suite 8
Albany, Ca. 94706

More About Me

About My Practice

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


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

Experience / Training

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.

Professional Affiliations / Activities

Former Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Wright Institute

Alameda County Psychological Association

American and California Psychological Associations

San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group