• Margaret Hoyne Brown

    Licensed Marriage Family Therapist 81810


    Downtown San Luis Obispo

    & Telehealth


  • About Margaret

    ​"Said the river: imagine everything you can imagine, then keep on going." -Mary Oliver

    Margaret Hoyne Brown, LMFT

    Marriage Family Therapist 81810



    Margaret guides her psychotherapy sessions with the clarity of one who understands the depths of life’s challenges through her own rich life experiences. She listens for the strengths and gifts of each person with a keen and compassionate ear. Her goal is to support others in trusting their instincts, receiving a true read on their emotions, setting healthy boundaries and taking a pro-active, rather than reactive approach to life. She also helps one to recognize and unwind from unhealthy patterns for coping with life's struggles. People who are overwhelmed and confused grow to use their own gifts and strengths in an authentic way to help them thrive in diverse aspects of their lives.


    Margaret appreciates great joy in supporting others through transformations. She is continuously engaged in emerging trends in psychology, as well as the world at large, because she understands that everything happening socially touches each of us in different ways.

    It is her intention to meet each person exactly where they are and help them get where they want to be for a well lived life.




    Antioch University Santa Barbara

    Master's of Arts in Clinical Psychology


    University of California Santa Barbara

    Bachelor of Arts In Liberal Studies




    The EMDR, Institute (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)

    EMDR Practitioner

    A psychotherapy technique that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.


    The Enneagram Institute

    The Enneagram Riso-Hudson Insight Approach Instructor

    A personality typing system in modern psychology with ancient spiritual roots for discovering personality types.


    Dependency Court System of Santa Barbara

    ​Court Appointed Special Advocate

    Representation for abused & neglected children in the court system.


    Member of California Association of Marriage Family Therapists


  • no-fee initial consultation


  • You Don't Have to Walk Alone

    Are you feeling ~

    • isolated?
    • misunderstood?
    • unsupported?


    Does your work-life balance need more ~

    • satisfaction?
    • purpose?
    • opportunities to make a difference?


    Are you desiring ~

    • healthier relationships?
    • more fun with like minded friends?
    • a sense of community?
  • Opportunities

    “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
    ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

    Individual Psychotherapy


    In Person


    Video Conferencing


    Confidential one on one conversations are a safe space where you can talk freely and openly about the things that challenge, concern and worry you.


    Initial consultation is no-fee to see if it's a good fit. If not, I will provide referrals considering your needs.


    Psycho-educaton & Process

    Increase Your

    Meaningful &

    Purposeful Goals


    This self help group is designed for those who are feeling some lack of satisfying direction in your life.


    You will identify your values and make concrete plans filling your life with meaningful and purposeful goals. As you work toward your unique value driven goals you will experience that which is truly valuable to you for a well-lived life on your own terms.





    Introduction to The Enneagram


    Using the "Insight Approach" to the Enneagram you will learn:

    • What the Enneagram is and how it can take you on a journey of self-discovery.
    • What your personality type is to understand your unique core strengths and weaknesses for healthier relationships and more work life balance.



  • Contact: Margaret Hoyne Brown


    No-Fee Initial Consultation

    San Luis Obispo
    1411 Marsh Street, Suite 201
    Remote Sessions Available
    By Appointment Only
    No-fee Initial Consultation