Marget Thomas, Psy.D.
Dr. Marget Thomas earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, where her research and clinical training focused on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for suicidal adults with borderline personality disorder and adolescents with emotion dysregulation. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Thomas earned her B.A. in sociology and communication from Boston College, and completed post-baccalaureate studies in psychology at Columbia University. Dr. Thomas has delivered DBT workshops to community mental health providers and presented her research at the International Society for the Implementation and Teaching of DBT, and the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Dr. Thomas also specializes in cognitive behavioral therapies for OCD and other anxiety and impulse control disorders, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help individuals overcome avoidance and pursue meaningful lives. During her APA-accredited pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Veterans Affairs Long Beach Health Care System, Dr. Thomas’s clinical work focused on the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal behaviors, depression, substance use, and couples’ relationship problems. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Harbor UCLA Medical Center, where she teaches, supervises, and delivers evidence-based treatments for adults with a variety of mental health difficulties including mood, anxiety and post-traumatic responses. Dr. Thomas provides individual and group psychotherapy at CBT/DBT California under the supervision of Drs. Jessica Schneider and Lynn McFarr.