Embrace Life Therapy
Margo Castagna, Ph.D. | 5480 Baltimore Dr. Ste.103, La Mesa, CA 91942 2020 | (619) 287-7722 | MCastagnaPhD@gmail.com
“When one flower blooms spring awakens everywhere.”
John O’Donohue

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Dear Margo,

Just wanted to thank you in writing for being here for me during our work together and for the thought and effort you put into our closing ritual.  The experience for me was both poignant and powerful—so much so it is difficult (and I know unnecessary) for me to articulate.  Pretty good when you can get me to stop talking about myself!  And while the skills and training you bring to the therapeutic relationship are obvious—and admired—the greatest gift you bring is a Self that cares truly deeply, and well……Thanks again


I had the pleasure to work with Margo over a span of several years and have found her to be dedicated, creative, and consistent in her approach to problem-solving. Margo brings great depth and compassion to her work, and her significant life experience is of very high value to her practice. It's my pleasure to recommend Margo.
  • Are you tired and sad most of the time?
  • Is it hard to get up on the morning and face the day?
  • Are you unable to stop destructive behaviors or make changes you desire?
  • Does the future look bleak?

You can feel alert, joyous, and ready to take on the world again.

  • As you move through the day, do you notice that you’re really not in control of your moods or reactions to others?
  • Are you treated with disrespect, basically pushed aside?
  • Do you feel irritable, revengeful, unfocused, on edge, panic or terror?

You can become calm, content with yourself and others, and capable of having your needs met to your satisfaction.

The benefits of psychotherapy are numerous. The heart heals, relationships blossom, happiness blooms. With healing of past wounds through brief depth oriented therapy, cognitive therapy, and the tool of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy need not be long and drawn out. Through the bond with the psychotherapist a safe and comfortable space is created where honesty and hope is engendered with an emphasis on realistic positivity and functioning in the present.

Contact Dr. Margo Castagna today for an appointment* or for more information:
Phone: (619) 287-7722 or Email: MCastagnaPhd@gmail.com.

*TherapyAppointment.com lets you set or rearrange appointments with your therapist from your home or office computer.  In addition, Dr. Castagna permits new clients to schedule their first appointment online.  For the first appointment click the “Set Appointment” button.

As a new client you can set your first appointment at any hour of the day. After completing contact and insurance information, you may complete an online biographical information form. These intake forms are emailed automatically to bring to the first session. Also, Dr. Castagna has time to evaluate this valuable information before the first session.


Dr. Margo Castagna provides individual counseling and other psychological services in the following areas in San Diego County, California.
San Diego (College, Rolando, Del Cerro, San Carlos, Allied Gardens, No. Park, So. Park, University Heights, Mission Hills, Hillcrest, Pt. Loma), La Mesa, Coronado, El Cajon, Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, Bonita, Eastlake, Chula Vista, 91901, 91910, 91941, 91942, 91977, 92019, 92020, 92021, 92071, 92105, 92114, 92115, 92116, 92119, 92120, 92124