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 completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, where she taught and supervised evidence-based treatments for adults with a variety of mental health difficulties. Dr. Thomas is an LGBTQ affirming therapist responsive to diversity considerations.
Dr. Thomas provides individual, couples and group psychotherapy at CBT/DBT California in the Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and Torrance offices.