Laurie  Margaritonda
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Laurie Margaritonda

Psychologist, PsyD
California Accepting Online
Updated October 22, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Communication issues
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders

Professional statement

Dr. Laurie Margaritonda is a licensed clinical psychologist based in the San Francisco Bay Area who is currently accepting clients online anywhere in California. She supports individuals and couples invested in personal growth and healing. Her clients long to live into their fullest potential, however are often stuck in outdated patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving, and relating that cause pain and distress. They seek to know their true nature, but find themselves bound up by identities that feel inauthentic and restricting. Laurie helps her clients navigate these challenges while guiding them towards the creation of new patterns and ways of being that support their deepest desires and goals.

Laurie has over 15 years experience working with individuals, couples and groups and her approach to therapy is holistic, integrative, and collaborative. She empowers her clients to access the healer within and transform their limiting beliefs and self-defeating behaviors to live more fully, and to enjoy more satisfying relationships with themselves, others, and the world. She engages an integral approach to therapy that includes depth work, mindfulness, and behavioral strategies. Generating awareness and insight is critical for growth, as is grounding that knowledge in skillful, practical, action-based change.

Laurie’s style is warm and compassionate, while also engaging and direct. She meets you where you are at and assists you in moving forward. She believes in the power of healing and transformation to create lasting change, and is dedicated to maintaining an inclusive practice, honoring and welcoming beings of all backgrounds and identities.


Message to clients

I believe that within the symptoms that ail us live the gifts we're meant to embody and share with the world. When we are stuck in our wounding, we are displaced from our true selves and living in an unresolved past. In our work together, I aim to create a safe container where you can face your challenges with curiosity and compassion, and reclaim the energy that is held up in feelings of doubt and despair, so that you can begin to embrace your true nature and live a more vibrant, healthy, and engaged life.

I am sympathetic to the fact that we live in a world that puts great pressure upon us to achieve standards of success within systems that don't support our deepest wellbeing. It can be hard to do the inner work to change in the midst of this reality. I am committed to helping you awaken the strength within you and reclaim your power as a vital individual force within the collective. You can live a life of meaning and purpose, and in your willingness to face your painful places and discover more of who you are meant to be, you also make the world a better place. Doing inner work is an act of courage. I am here to walk the path with you and be a supportive guide as you awaken and transform your life.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Laurie Margaritonda is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Initial session: $225 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

DTB Center of Marin, Psychologist, 2015 - 2021

California Institute of Integral Studies, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, 2015
Rutgers University, Masters in Clinical Social Work, 2004


Licensure

California: 30650


Languages

English