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Margaret O’Hara, LPCC Trauma Therapist

Margaret O'Hara, Trauma Therapist

Margaret O’Hara, LPCC Trauma Therapist

Margaret O’Hara runs the Trauma Program at Safe Harbor utilizing Relational Trauma Repair (RTR), an experiential model developed by Tian Dayton, PhD, TEP. A consultant with a private counseling practice in Northern San Diego, Margaret is a Certified Experiential Therapist, licensed as an LPCC (CA) and LMHC (NY). She’s a Distance Credentialed Counselor for clients in both states. Margaret holds state (NY) and international substance abuse counselor certification and is a Human Services Board Certified Practitioner.

A National Certified Counselor with 25+ years experience in the field, she’s worked as Clinical Director, Clinical Supervisor, Assistant Professor and School Counselor. Margaret is President of the California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors and served as Ethics Chair the two years prior. She was Division President of the Association of Specialists in Group Work for NY Counseling Association. Named ‘Counselor of the Year’ by the East End Counselors Association, she served 7 years on their Executive Board.

As a woman in long-term recovery, Tara is proud of her accomplishments and achievements through sobriety. She takes great pride the relationships she has with family, friends, and loved ones.