Margaret (Peggy) Cryden

Margaret (Peggy) Cryden

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 25 years of clinical experience. My areas of specialization include:  Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorder, Relationships, Adjustment to Life Transitions, and any other issues that may have impact on my clients' interpersonal relationships.

I have a private practice that serves the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles County. I am a professional public speaker, and a charter member of Toastmasters for Mental Health Professionals. I am available, for hire, to speak on numerous topics in the field of mental health. I travel around the country presenting workshops on the topic of Launching the Transgender Child. I am the author of the award winning book, "Straight Expectations: The Story of a Family in Transition", and a proud recipient of the first-ever "50 Distinguished Sexual and Gender Health Revolutionaries" award.

Contact Information

  • 13535 Ventura Boulevard
    Suite C, #403
    Sherman Oaks, California 91423
  • Phone: (818) 430-1558
  • Hours

    Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Other Information


Additional Business Address: I am currently doing teletherapy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gender: Female

Populations Served: Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Non-Gay Men, Non-Gay Women, Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, Children 13-19, Adults, Seniors

Theoretical Orientations: Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Family Systems, Object Relations, Psychodynamic

Therapy Modes: Brief, Long Term, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Family, Group Therapy, Workshops

Degrees: MA, MFT

Academic Institute 1: Phillips Graduate Institute

Year Graduated 1: 2000

License Number: MFC45116

License State: California

Years in Practice: 23

Private Practice: Yes

Available for Emergency: No

Accept Interns: No

Insurance Accepted?: No

Fee Range: 175.00-200.00, sliding scale offered, credit cards accepted

HMO's / PPO's Accepted: I do not accept insurance, but I will provide a statement for submission by the client to their insurance provider.

Groups: Parent groups for support in raising and launching gender non-conforming children.

Workshops: Parenting and launching the gender non-conforming child.

Educational workshops regarding gender identity and sexual orientation issues.

I am a professional public speaker, and member of Toastmasters International. I am available, for hire, to speak on numerous topics in the field of mental health.

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