Margaret Rosa, LCSW

Margaret is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from San Diego State University, as well as a Masters Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. She speaks fluent Spanish and holds certification in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).

She has held roles providing individual, family and group therapy in a variety of settings. She has worked as a pediatric/adult hematology/oncology social worker in a variety of settings serving families and students from birth to age 18.

Margaret brings a wealth of experience working with children and families from diverse backgrounds, and she specializes in individual and family therapy from a strengths perspective.


  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Career
  • LGBT
  • Parenting
  • Self esteem

A Message from Margaret

I believe in individual, family and community. Counseling is to teach people new cognitive and emotional skills, helping to overcome trauma, guiding toward better relationships and transform you into better versions of yourselves. I believe in basic human dignity and worth, understanding, empathy, attention, acceptance and encouragement. I believe in having the therapeutic alliance to allow people to have feelings of trust and respect, and encourage the person to have independence and competence.

One’s therapy will focus first on emphatic understanding of the person, establishing alliance and becoming aware of the person’s inner architecture, life circumstances and personal narrative. Good therapy will also facilitate learning — new insights, new ways of thinking, new ways of communicating with others and managing emotions. Finally, good therapy includes a focus on the person’s action in the world — practicing new skills.