Dr. Margaret Boucher received her doctoral degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies' Psy.D. program (2012), a master's degree in clinical psychology from Teacher's College, Columbia University (2005), and her bachelor's from the University of California, Berkeley (2000). She completed her predoctoral internship in the California Pacific Medical Center's mental health outpatient clinic, where she was trained in providing psychodynamic psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults.
From 2013-2017, Dr. Boucher worked as a staff psychologist in the Ann Martin Center's school-based program, providing long-term psychodynamic treatment to K-5th grade students. She began supervising trainees at CIIS' Psychological Services Center in 2014 and teaching as an adjunct faculty member in the Psy.D. program in 2016.
Prior to beginning her training in clinical psychology, Dr. Boucher was an educational consultant and researcher and she carries with her an interest in thinking about children/families, teachers, and school systems- how they impact one another and are impacted by the sociopolitical background, culture, histories of discrimination and oppression, poverty, and trauma. In addition, she has studied Somatic Learning, an embodied mindfulness practice.
Dr. Boucher is a licensed psychologist and is currently providing treatment to children and adults in her private practice. She specializes in working with children and adults with anxiety and depression, parenting support, identity exploration, cross-cultural issues, life transitions, relationship challenges, gender and sexuality, and trauma and recovery.