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Serving the Bay Area Since 2011

 
 

Dr. Margaret Li Aghaeepour

Anxiety and Stress Specialist

Hello and welcome! I'm a clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety, stress, and other related conditions. I advocate for short-term, proactive evidence-based treatment as opposed to long-term open-ended discussion. I strive to provide significant results in a timely fashion. I work closely with my clients in reducing their anxiety and stress through understanding their mind-body connection and regulating their physical symptoms. I assist my clients in developing their emotional resiliency, improving their concentration and productivity, developing healthy coping strategies, and improving their relationships with others.

As a specialist in anxiety disorders, I strive to provide the most updated treatment for anxiety including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based interventions. I am certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trained in Internal Family System (IFS) for healing trauma, anxiety, and depression.

Lots of us work in teams in our startups, business, marriage, or other important areas in life, yet lots of us feel like we have to work alone when it comes to our mental health and personal growth. I welcome the opportunity to consult with you to see how I can be a valuable teammate on your journey of healing and personal growth.

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"There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life."

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My Services

Serving the Bay Area since 2011

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

What is Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy is a safe space that allows you to explore openly about your current or past concerns. Therapy can help you understand your current concerns, past traumas, and develop more effective habits to live a happier life.

How Do I Know if I Need Therapy? 

If you're struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, and other concerns that impairs your quality of life, it might be helpful to consult with a psychologist or therapist about how to improve the quality of your life.  Feel free to take the self-assessments to find out your current mental health status.  

Benefits of Individual Therapy

According to research, therapy has helped millions of Americans to overcome their pain, cope with their stress, improve their relationships, and improve overall quality of their lives. Here are some of the benefits of therapy:

  • Reduce depression, stress, and anxiety

  • Understand origins of your concerns and factors that are maintaining your suffering

  • Increase healthy coping

  • Change unhealthy patterns

  • Reduce physical symptoms and boost your physical health

  • Explore your hidden desires, potentials, and life goals

  • Increase self-esteem and confidence

  • Most importantly, REWIRE YOUR BRAIN


If you're struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, and other concerns that impairs your quality of life, I'm here to help you understand your current concerns from multiple dimensions, facilitate changes, and develop long-lasting coping strategies so you can live your life to the fullest.

Anxiety  |  Panic Attacks | Depression  | Stress Management  |  Work and Academic Stress  | Work-Life Balance  |  Confidence  |  Love & Intimacy  |  Family Relationships  | Childhood Trauma  | Motivation/Procrastination  |  Identity   

Are you struggling with mental wellness but not sure what is going on? Are you googling symptoms online but not sure if you need treatment? I provide diagnostic assessments for adults and teens to give you the peace of mind. With over a decade of clinical experience of providing diagnostic assessment, I'm here to help you understand your diagnosis and provide you treatment recommendations. With more information about your diagnosis, you can then make a decision of whether or not to pursue further treatment. 


In addition to diagnostic assessment, I also conduct evaluations of ADHD, autism (adults only), IQ test for gifted program application, psychoeducational assessment for 504 Plans and second opinion for IEP. The purpose of these evaluations is to provide specific recommendations to improve your school, work and life functioning. I am competent in providing diagnostic assessments in Cantonese and Mandarin. 

Anxiety  |  Depression | PTSD | Bipolar Disorders | Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)  | OCD  |  Autism  | IQ Test 

 
 

What To Expect

Initial Phone Consultation

I offer a free 15 minutes phone consultation to answer all your questions and help you figure out if I am the right professional to best meet your needs at this time. 

The First Appointment

In our first meeting, we will spend 45 minutes together to delve deeper into your current struggles, including your symptom history, current coping, factors that contribute and maintain your current symptoms, and other information needed for treatment planning. We will also use this opportunity to get to know each other and discuss future treatment options. 

Follow Up Appointments

Consistency is the key of forming any new change. If we decide to work together, we will choose a consistent time to meet each week. Therapy sessions are generally scheduled weekly and typically last 45 minutes. 

How Long Should I Be in Therapy?

Often, short term therapy is appropriate for situational problems such as stress management, conflicts at work, communication, relationship issues, or parenting. I advocate for short-term, proactive evidence-based treatment as opposed to long-term open-ended discussion. I strive to provide significant results in a timely fashion for most of the situational problems. On the other hand, if the problems are deep rooted in childhood trauma/neglect or unhealthy family dynamic, recurrent depression, chronic anxiety, and/or recurrent unhealthy relationship patterns, long term therapy will usually be more beneficial. We will discuss the treatment options during our first meeting. 

How Do I Know if I Need Therapy? 

If you're struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, and other concerns that impairs your quality of life, it might be helpful to consult with a psychologist or therapist about how to improve the quality of your life.  Feel free to take the self-assessments to find out your current mental health status.  

 

Safe Space

Convenient Location in Downtown Menlo Park

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Request Appointment

650.332.4398

 

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Material on this website is for informational and/or educational purposes only and is not intended to provide or be a substitute for professional services.

 

650.332.4398

648 Menlo Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025

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