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About Margaret M. Clausen, Psy.D.

My practice has evolved across my lifetime, and I have always been providing services in the realms of health and healing. The journey started really as a child, but it was because of a major accident as a teenager with resulting serious injuries as well as an out of body experience during the event that I became most interested in the intersection of our physical-emotional existence and nonlocal consciousness, mortality, and the meaning of life. I also became interested in the existential impacts of physical limitations and traumatic stress as well as pain. 

Along the way, this brought me into a number of settings including working with the dying in skilled nursing facilities, hospice, and private practice. For years I was a bodyworker with specialties working with the same populations I work with now. In addition to bodywork, I also became interested in gaining education in the practices of Reiki and the Bengston Energy Healing Method®.

I obtained a Master's degree in philosophy, then a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and a license as a psychologist in the state of California (CA PSY24493). I also obtained extensive training working with adults with complex and single-incident traumatic stress, chronic and terminal illness, acute and chronic pain, as well as those who were grappling with transformative life experiences. Biofeedback of all sorts was part of this training as was EMDR, and of course a variety of psychotherapy approaches including other somatic psychotherapies, psychoanalytic psychotherapies, cognitive-behavioral and dialectic-behavioral therapies, as well as transpersonal (dealing with various states of consciousness) therapy. My background in philosophy has always provided a strong foundation for holding our human strengths and vulnerabilities.  I am a perpetual student and have continued to study and attend professional seminars on all aspects of healing. 

Woven throughout were life experiences such as decades of vipassana and Zen meditation, hypnosis, psychic experiences and more. I continue to train and practice natural ways to expand consciousness (enter altered states of consciousness without drugs), and to practice skills such as remote viewing, energy healing, and clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience for the purposes of healing. I am a member of the International Association for Near Death Studies, The Institute of Noetic Sciences, and the Parapsychological Association.

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