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Individual & Family Therapy 

Margaret Denise Brauns,
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Office and Tele-Therapy Appointments

It takes courage to talk to a therapist. In any circumstance you find yourself, whether a challenging relationship, facing a difficult issue or transition, or seeking a more satisfying, joyful life, asking for help is a positive and practical step. Growth comes with self-examination and the realization that habits and behaviors can be modified to significantly improve your life.

Research concludes that the connection between the client and therapist is the key to successful outcomes in therapy. A telephone consultation is recommended to determine a good fit for the patient. Feeling informed and educated about therapy and treatment options can help ensure you find the services you are seeking.

Give yourself permission to receive guidance in this process. Contact Margaret for additional information or questions about therapy.

Margaret is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who has worked with individuals and families since 1996. She utilizes evidence-based theories including Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy in her Relational approach to treatment. Patients can expect a warm and comfortable environment in which to work together; Margaret is welcoming, down to earth and unassuming in her work with patients.

In addition to being a licensed psychotherapist, Margaret is a credentialed school counselor and certified family law mediator. These credentials support effective collaboration with schools, medical professionals and local community agencies.

Established in El Dorado Hills in 2002, her practice is located between Green Valley Road and Francisco Drive in the Village Office Suites.

-Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
-Credentialed Pupil Personnel Counselor
-Certified Family Law Mediator
California State University, San Francisco 
Master of Science
     -Marriage and Family Therapy
     -School Counseling
California State University, Chico 
Bachelor of Arts, Social Science
     -Behavioral Science  
Northern California Mediation Center 
     -Certification in Family Law Mediation

Individual therapy provides an opportunity for personal growth, learning tools for desired change and improving relationships.

Couples counseling can be supportive in improving communication, achieving desired intimacy or learning skills to work more successfully in a partnership.


Family therapy can assist families in connecting with one another in ways that are supportive and healthy for each family member.


It can be challenging to connect with teenagers during a transitional phase of their lives in conjunction with a changing society dominated by social media.