Margaret Altman is a semi-retired LCSW and has worked in psychiatric and medical hospitals, the Emergency Rooms, the Suicide Prevention Center, Clinic for Hyperactive Children as well as the L.A Jail and private practice for over 35 years.
She specializes in acute mental illnesses and crisis intervention with a focus upon family dynamics and childhood trauma. She is on the front lines in her practice with a hands on approach that enables her to have intimate communication with individuals who share the content of their thoughts and their personal stories. Margaret has intervened with the suicidal and the violent individual as well as those who are withdrawn and paranoid. There are no barriers to engaging with people who are in emotional crisis and this is a guiding principle in all of her work. Margaret’s book “Developing Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence” is on Amazon, as well as her new E Book; The Epidemic of Family Trauma which focuses upon the traumatic experiences that the families of our mentally ill population endures due to the nature of the illness and the ineffective mental health system Her articles are on Psych Central Pro and Psychology Today sites. This author is an involved advocate for mental health reform with an open-minded and inclusive approach to treatment strategies.
Margaret is always interested in helping organizations to reach out to the public and she writes her articles at no cost. Many of them are on Face Book and can be accessed by e mailing her. A free copy of her e-book is available upon request for readers who contact her.