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Margarita Escalante, LCSW

Margarita Escalante, LCSW

She/her

Licensed in CA #24783
Insurances Accepted: Health Net/MHN, Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna
Speaks spanish
I believe therapy is a journey towards, self-realization, self-compassion, and a life worth living.

My Therapy Style

My approach to psychotherapy is to assist you in developing skills to cope with life stressors, present obstacles, and different traumas. I believe therapy is a journey towards, self-realization, self-compassion, and a life worth living.

I utilize various modalities in practice. I am trained and certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), which is an evidence-based practice to address different types of trauma. I have also been formally trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which is also an evidenced based practice approach that teaches you ways to be mindful, manage intense emotions, decrease destructive behaviors, and improve relationships in your life. I also utilize patient-centered, strength perspective and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Education & Training

MSW - Social Work, California State University Fresno

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

My interest in becoming a LCSW started during my first two years of college when I started working with underserved populations.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy traveling and reading.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I practice mindfulness daily and spend time with my dog.

What book have you read more than once?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, I have read it a few times and according to what is going on in my life at that time the messages I get are different.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Marjoree Mason Center it is a battered women shelter that assists families and children escape from abusive relationships.

How do you recharge?

I like to take power naps, spend time with my family and my close friends.

Do you have any pets?

I do have a dog. He is bilingual and understands commands in both English and Spanish.