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    About Margaret V. Austin, Ph.D.

    Hello! My name is Margaret Austin.

    Margaret V. Austin, Ph.D. Psychologist. Certified neurofeedback provider. Teacher. Author. Coach.

    I work with clients to look honestly at their life, clarify their dreams for a better one, and empower them to both examine their own role in the problems they experience, and to change their behavior to move in a positive direction. I use research-backed techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to bring behavioral change, Family-Systems Therapy to facilitate improved relationships, and Brain-Based Resiliency training to help put life’s challenges into perspective. These interventions combined with Neurofeedback training are powerful tools for change.


    I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a varied career full of diverse roles and contexts. These experiences taught me a great deal about the mental health concerns of people in different environments and illustrated the need for a variety of psychological interventions. I provide psychotherapy, neurofeedback, and coaching services to children, families, and adults. I also teach psychology at the college level so it was a natural progression to add coaching and Psychoeducational classes to my practice. Topics of focus include the challenges of childhood, mental health, parenting, families, ADHD, homeschooling, personal growth, healthy lifestyles, and neurofeedback.


    The Neurofeedback world includes a significant focus on connecting a person’s mind and body. Learning about self-regulation is part of the process. Running quickly through our lives is how most of us live. Yet, it is not rewarding or as effective as we might wish it to be.


    Self-regulation encourages people to become more aware of their body’s needs such as nutrition, sleep, and exercise as well as to address those needs on a consistent basis. In fact, recent research has demonstrated the powerful connection between body health and mental health. As a result, teaching self-regulation and peak performance coaching have become integral to the services I provide.


    Many of life’s challenges stem from a dysregulated brain. Chaotic and demanding lives lead to chaotic and unpredictable brains. This is not the best state to explore life, love friends and families, perform our best or to make decisions. Learning to self-regulate can make a tremendous improvement and reduce the chaos in our lives.


    Schedule your FREE 30 minute consult to discuss how this type of treatment might address the painful problems you are struggling with.

    You can see my full CV here.

    I utilize my various skills and techniques to develop an individualized treatment plan for each client to address the following issues:

    • ADHD
    • Anxiety
    • Children and family concerns
    • Cognitive changes
    • Depression
    • Grief and loss
    • Maximizing performance
    • Personal growth
    • Self-regulation
    • Sleep problems
    • Stress management
    • Study habits


    • Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA)
    • International Society of Neuroregulation and Research (ISNR)
    • American Psychological Association (APA)

    Past Events:

    Women on the Edge of Change: Find Your Voice and Reclaim Your Life

    6 week Therapeutic Journaling Group

    Thursdays from 6 – 8 pm

    October 4 – November 8, 2018 Self-care for Parents of a Special Needs Child: Finding your Stride

    4 week Adult Education Class

    Sierra College Nevada County Campus

    Wednesdays from 6 – 8 pm

    March 6 – 27, 2019