Dr. Margaret Robertson

(DMin, LPC, LMHC)
Therapist Dr. Margaret Robertson Photo

About Me

I am a retired Navy Chaplain with 10 years of enlisted service and 8 years as a chaplain. I retired in 2008 and then worked as a mental health crisis worker and worked in private practice, then I housed homeless Veterans. I have a wide variety of experiences with many different types of people in many different situations. My expertise is in crisis and trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety and severe mental disorders. I am also quite friendly and easy to get to know and help you understand what's going on in your life. I can't say I know everything, but I can say that if I don't know it, I'll do the research to find out. Love research. I have two Master's degrees and a doctorate. My doctorate is also in ministry from Regent University. I have further PhD work in counseling and education from Capella University. So I can honestly say that learning is key to understanding. Of course, one of those is in counseling. I have counseling licenses in two states (Oregon and Washington). My other degree is in ministry.

I have worked in ministry and in the secular field which, I believe, gives me a good balance in helping people where they are at. I don't push my beliefs on anyone. It is my understanding that I am to journey with people. I know the answers are there but finding the answers is like taking a journey together and when the answer is found, you are the one who finds it. I am just there to guide and provide some information. You choose the direction.

Philosophy and Approach: I believe that everyone can reach an optimum state of health and has the potential to recover from life’s difficulties, and even trauma. I employ an eclectic approach with a strong reliance on person-centered, cognitive-behavioral aspects and the recovery model.

Formal Education and Training: I hold a master’s degree in counseling from Liberty University. My major course work included human growth and development with an emphasis on marriage and family counseling, individual counseling; all classes required for a licensed counselor’s certificate in Oregon and Washington. My major at Liberty University was Marriage and Family Therapy. I also hold a Doctor of Ministry from Regent University with major coursework in Clinical Pastoral Education. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Oregon, a Bachelor of Science in Sociology.

I abide by the Oregon and Washington Boards Code of Ethics. To maintain my counseling license, I am required to participate in continuing education, taking classes dealing with subjects relevant to this profession.

As a client of an Oregon and Washington licensee, you have the following rights:

∗ To expect that a licensee has met the qualifications of training and experience required by state law;
∗ To examine public records maintained by the Board and to have the Board confirm credentials of a licensee;
∗ To obtain a copy of the Code of Ethics;
∗ To report complaints to the Board;
∗ To be informed of the cost of professional services before receiving the services;
∗ To be assured of privacy and confidentiality while receiving services as defined by rule of law, with the following exceptions:
1) Reporting suspected child abuse;
2) Reporting imminent danger to you or others;
3) Reporting information required in court proceedings or by your insurance company, or other relevant agencies;
4) Providing information concerning licensee case consultation or supervision; and
5) Defending claims brought by you against me;
∗ To be free from discrimination because of age, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, national origin, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, or socioeconomic status.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #C5565 (Expires: 2022-04-30)

LMHC #LH60280509 (Expires: 2022-04-27)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Margaret for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dr. Robertson gave me a lot of confidence in myself and helped me realize whats important in my life and why I should stick around, they regularly give me hope and I’m super thankful for a therapist like them

Written by B.E. on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Margaret for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Robertson has gone above and beyond what I've expected from a counselor. She has helped me develop the tools to overcome mental and emotional obstacles, and she has always remained patient and non-judgmental. I cant reccomend Dr. Robertson enough

Written by J.O. on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

Dr. Meg is very helpful! She knows how to get me to talk about my feelings and gets me to the root of what I'm trying to express. She's also very helpful with advice about how to talk to and interact with my family to help my life and relationships better.

Written by C.A. on Sep 23, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Dr. Robertson has been so patient with me during my counseling journey. She listens to my concerns, reminds me of my coping skills and eases any anxiety or stress by the end of every session!

Written by L.O. on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dr. meg is a really good listener. I’ve made quicker progress with her than any other counselor I have seen. She is very attentive and gives great tools to help you work through things. Thank you, Dr. Meg!!

Written by C.A. on Sep 13, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Very compassionate

Written by K.E. on Sep 11, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Very understanding, gracious, compassionate, and supportive.

Written by G.U. on Sep 01, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 5 months

She has been wonderful. She does not judge or push her views. Instead she is able to hold ones space which provided a safe space to process.

Written by K.A. on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

So helpful. Able to really open up about what is going in your life and get good day by day steps and over all anxiety tips as well. Feels like I have the support I have been looking for.

Written by S.T. on Jul 06, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and anger management

Dr.Robertson is well qualified and easy to talk to. I am confident that She has been and will continue to be a great help with my issues moving forward toward a better life.

Written by J.O. on Jun 13, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

I have just begun my therapy with Dr. Robertson but so far she listens so well and has sent me some methods and tools to help cope with daily bumps in the road.

Written by S.H. on Jun 10, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Love the idea and reasoning behind this opportunity. Looking forward to better health.

Written by S.A. on May 31, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks

Great start! My experience of Dr. Meg has been one of respect, subject matter expertise, intelligent neutrality, and moments of levity. I’m excited to keep up our conversations.

Written by K.R. on May 25, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thank you Dr Robertson for helping me work through security tough decisions. I'm in a transitional phase and you really helped put me at ease during this crazy time in my life.

Written by C.H. on May 21, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great counselor. I'd recommend her!

Written by A.N. on Apr 23, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Going extra mile in helping even individually. This touches me, shows she doesn’t just work for money, it’s a call to help.

Written by K.E. on Apr 09, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching

Dr. Robertson is both kind and intelligent, listening carefully while willing to add to the conversation.