I am available for phone therapy/video-conference counseling now. 

I am a Board Certified Telemental Health Provider. 

I am licensed to work with individuals in California and New York.



With over thirty years in the counseling profession, Margaret O'Hara has seen countless people of all ages and from all walks of life overcome obstacles and gain the strength necessary to move forward in growth and healing. She considers it a privilege to channel her counseling skills to benefit each individual who seeks her services.

  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Counseling (PhD)
  • Master of Science Degree in Counseling (MS)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • California Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
  • BBS: Subject Matter Expert for CA LPCC examinations
  • NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Certified Experiential Therapist II (CET II)
  • Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH)
  • NYS Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
  • Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC)
  • Experienced School Counselor Certified in New York and California (PPS)
  • Counselor Educator teaching university graduate students
  • College Adjunct Instructor teaching Psychology & Freshman Seminar
  • Clinical Director at Extended Care Substance Abuse Treatment Center
  • Evening Clinical Supervisor at Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Center
  • NYS OASAS-Approved DWI Screening and Assessment Provider
  • Experienced Inpatient Counselor on an Eating Disorder Unit
  • Hospice and Bereavement Training/Volunteer
  • Parent Educator - S.T.E.P. and P.E.S.A. programs

SPECIALIZING IN:

Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders

Anxiety/Depression

College Admissions/Career

Eating Issues & Disorders

Grief/Bereavement

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

Military

Parenting Skills

Process Addictions

School-Related Issues

Separation/Transitions

Stress-Related Difficulties

Supervision

Telehealth

Trauma

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF LICENSED PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL COUNSELORS

2014-2016 Board Director & Ethics Committee Chair

2014-2016 San Diego Region Networking Group Chair

2015/2016 President-Elect

2016/2017 President

2017/2018 Immediate Past-President

2018/2019 Ethics Committee

2019/2020 Ethics Committee

EAST END COUNSELORS' ASSOCIATION

2006 Counselor of the Year

2007/2008 President

NEW YORK COUNSELORS' ASSOCIATION

1995/96 Division President: Association of Specialists in Group Work

HOPE ~ WELL BEING ~ PEACE of MIND ~ HEALTH ~ BALANCE