Last updated: 10/18/2020

Marge R. Michaelson, LCSW ACSW DSW (858) 755-5250
Last Updated: 10/18/2020
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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been in Clinical Practice for over 30 years.

Gender: Female/Female Identifying

Languages Spoken:

Do you feel discouraged or are you dealing with worry, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and/or loneliness? Your struggles with self-esteem, trauma, or parenting may be preventing the quality of life you seek. You have the possibility to find solutions and relief.

We all have difficult moments in our lives. Any issue you have is not too large or small to unravel with guidance. You can address issues creating isolation, distraction, or unhappiness. Can you envision yourself opening doors to increased comfort? The sense of wanting change can lead to solutions.

Over the last 30 years, I have provided help in evaluating clients' struggles. My goal is to provide a respectful and safe place where we can work to set goals. There are specific techniques to develop understanding and possible new ways for coping. Each person's struggle is unique. I have supervised interns and worked in both nonprofit and private practice. My clients benefit from my work with a National/International Professional Affiliation. 

Focusing on:
Anger Management Behavioral Problems Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Depression Domestic Violence Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Sexual Abuse/Rape Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Asperger's Syndrome Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Dissociative Disorders Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Elder Abuse Firesetting Infertility Learning Disabilities Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Runaways Self Abuse Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Tourette's Disorder Workplace Stress
Office and Contact Information
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Marge Michaelson
11622 El Camino Real Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92130  

(858) 755-5250

Contact: Marge Michaelson

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
Tue9:30am – 8:00pm
Wed9:30am – 1:00pm
Thu9:00am – 8:00pm
FriBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 2 days

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 2 Days

Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Video Counseling (Zoom, Skype, etc.)


Years of Experience: 30

CA - LCSW [4712]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Certified Level II Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: N/A
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation

Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Net
Blue Shield (Shield Select and Blue Shield Preferred Provider Networks) Horizon Behavioral Services
CIGNA EAP Magellan Behavioral Health
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) Managed Health Network
Coventry Health Care TRICARE
ESI (Employee Assistance Group) Victims of Crime (CA)
First Health (Network)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Children (6-12)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Children of Divorce Couples Single Parents Step Families Suicidal
AIDS/HIV+ Alzheimer's Biracial Cancer Patients Caregivers Chronic Illness College Students Disabled Gifted Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples Learning Disability Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight Offenders/Perpetrators
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Parent Guidance Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Behavioral Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Discernment Counseling Dream Work or Analysis EMDR Ericksonian Feminist Geriatric Consultation Gestalt Gottman Method Hypnosis Information and Referral Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Jungian Long-Term Mediation Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Play Therapy Prevention Psycho-Educational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodrama Sandplay Therapy Satir Sex Therapy Social Support Systemic Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Transactional Analysis (TA) Transpersonal Psychology Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Individual
Other methods:
Family Systems Online Therapy Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Jewish LDS/Mormon Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic Indian Irish Italian Native American Russian
Professional Associations
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)