Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasanton
Feeling overwhelmed? Seeing personal patterns that just don't work? Stuck with a problem that won't go away? If you notice that you aren't being, doing, or having what you want in the world it can often help to explore why, once and for all. With seasoned expertise and tools that work, I help individuals and couples understand how thoughts and feelings impact behaviors and relationships, and how learning new approaches to old problems creates the change you want.
My speciality is helping you use tools to create relationships that work. Relationships with yourself, your partner, your family, and the world. I know when to question, when to guide you, and when to listen. I am committed to being warm and welcoming in a no-shame zone of support.
I am sensitive to diversity, LGBTQ+ informed, collaborative, and available. Together we can explore ways to be in the present moment while coming into a fuller understanding of what it means to be a human being - not a human doing. Having a life that works is a wonderful thing.
Call or Email Margaret Petersen for a free phone consultation now - (925) 272-9908


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License No. and State: 50231 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $170 - $180
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Margaret Petersen's Groups

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction can reduce anxiety and stress, help you deepen into yourself and your needs, and enhance your relationship with others. Through experiential exercises and group process, this 8 week group will explore a variety of mindfulness practices, simple yoga, and body scanning for stress reduction. Those experienced with mindfulness and novices are welcome. No previous group or meditation practice is necessary. This group runs for 8 consecutive weeks. Total cost is $249.00. Space is limited so please call today!

More about this group


  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Women's Issues


  • Addiction
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Counseling & Parenting Help
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Family / Marital
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Relational
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017
Margaret Petersen, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasanton

Margaret Petersen

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT