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. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with couples and families to bring them to a place of harmony. I conducted marriage enrichment retreats and my and my major in my graduate work is in Marriage Family Therapy. Tough times are a normal process of growth, not a time to give up. Children learn how to cope and how to resolve conflicts by how their parents resolve them. Tough times are opportunities for growth, not a time to throw in the towel. So give your relationship a chance, give your family a chance to grow.

My expertise is in crisis. 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, the couple is the one who finds it. I am just there to guide and provide some information. The couple chooses 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 family systems, 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

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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

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


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Robertson is very relatable and easy to talk to. She is incredibly knowledgeable in her field of expertise. She has worked with my husband and myself together and individually as needed on some very challenging topics. She is responsive to immediate needs while also working toward long term goals offering appropriate insight and tools at just the right time. She is very compassionate and likable. We particularly enjoy her laugh (as we’ve had several enjoyable moments with her). My husband and I highly recommend her.

Written by A.M. on Nov 13, 2021 after therapy with Margaret for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Our weekly sessions have provided a space for us to talk through both long standing issues and new things as they emerge. I appreciate the open and down to earth way Dr. Meg listens and gives suggestions, seems to genuinely care about our healing.

Written by M.A. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She’s great, relatable and makes me feel heard and confident for the future no matter the outcome!

Written by P.A. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Margaret for 10 months on issues concerning relationship

We absolutely love working with Meg. She is pushes us to be better and understand what is happening. We couldn't be happier with her

Written by M.I. on Sep 10, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Robertson always understands my concerns and makes me work to improve my mental health. Counselors I have had in the past don't push me to change like she does. I really appreciate her!

Written by A.N. on Jul 15, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Dr Meg is awesome, she has faith background as well as understanding of LGBTQ people. I enjoy working with her

Written by B.R. on Apr 25, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I have gone through personal counseling multiple times and I’ve never had anyone as on point and as sharp as she is. I feel like she has helped me so much I’m just 3 sessions! I have a new appreciation for my partner and myself thanks to her.