Margaret Petersen, MFT

Counseling and Psychotherapy


”It’s time to start living the life you imagined.” ~ Henry James


$175.00 per 60 minute session for individuals, couples, and teens.


Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan.  Please check your coverage by asking the following questions:

  1. Do I have outpatient mental health benefits?

  2. How many sessions does my plan cover per calendar year?

  3. What is my deductible, and have I met it this year?

  4. How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?

  5. How much money does my insurance cover per therapy session?

  6. Is approval required from my primary care physician?

Cancellation Policy

Please note, in terms of rates, that I require a 24 hour cancellation notice.  I understand that problems come up in our busy lives and would much prefer not to charge for missed sessions, but I need to make open hours available to clients, who are waiting for appointments, and protect my own time as well.  Please don’t hesitate to ask me more about my policy at any time.


Questions? Please contact me for further information and I’ll be happy to assist you.  You can reach me on my confidential voice mail at (925) 520-5263 or email me at


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