"Life is a Process of Becoming,
Dr. Cochran is a transpersonal psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, educator and author with more than 30 years of clinical experience. She is most often described by her patients as tough, compassionate and smart. She has a provocative message on her answering machine: " Who are you, what do you want and how and when can you be reached? If you know the answer to these seemingly simple questions, be joyful, because most of us spend our whole lives working on the answers." She takes a prismatic approach to therapy saying “I see things as a whole and acknowledge the intricate value of the parts therein. In our culture, we tend to value the rational and linear ways of exploring and thinking about the world above all else. But our senses need not be limited to just perceiving the three dimensional, corporeal world. Science has shown that everything is made of energy which we receive and interpret at various levels and to varying degrees.” Treating the Person, not the Diagnosis
"Anything That Powerfully Affects The Body, Powerfully Affects The Mind,
And Anything That Powerfully Affects the Mind, Powerfully Affects The Body"
Dr. Cochran works with her partner, board certified family physician David J. Waggoner, MD, at Saratoga Family Health Center. She stands out for a number of reasons, primarily because she takes a 'whole person' approach. Prior to recommending any treatment modality, she requires a complete lab work up on the patient and looks for the root cause of the presenting problem. She asserts that “For each person there’s a 'secret' healing formula. I am not interested in addressing people's problems with preconceived notions. I am interested in discovering and honoring each individual's particular personal 'magic'. I use a systems perspective and work to consider the person in the context of their lives, rather than in isolation.”
“In treating her patients, Dr. Cochran does not compartmentalize them as just 'psychology patients'. Her approach is to look at the patient, at their physical and mental well being as a whole, and taking the time and care to work closely with other specialists in achieving the above goal (a proper diagnosis and treatment).” Anjali Gulati, MD.
How Does She Work?
"To Be Selfish Allows You To Be Selfless,
You Can Help Many, Many People By First Helping Yourself"
“What I'm working to achieve is a balance of mind, body and spirit. Good health is dependent on a constructive, realistic perspective of the world around you and the world within you. When you get in touch with both worlds you can start to build from there. After that, anything and everything is possible. The most special moments for me are when I see people transformed – when they become at home with themselves. My goal is to help people confront their fears and conquer them. Whether we’re dealing with codependent relationships, substance abuse or personal crisis, the victory lies in being yourself. I’m here to help you do just that – to find answers and to get where you want to go in your life. Once you’ve faced your fears, your achievements and potential are limitless.” Dr. Cochran's Background Includes:
MS: Special Education, Indiana University
MSW: Social Work, Indiana University
PhD: Transpersonal Psychology, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certifications: Association of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Certified Professional Coach
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Healthy Communication in Relationships
Watch Dr. Cochran explaining how to use Whole Brain Thinking for Healthy Communication on 'Sacramento & Co.' KXTV-ABC Sacramento
Watch Dr. Cochran Discussing Her Ghost Research
Last Halloween Dr. Cochran was invited to discuss her ghost research on 'Sacramento & Co.' KXTV-ABC Sacramento
How to Enjoy the Holidays
Watch Dr. Cochran on 'Sacramento & Co.' KXTV-ABC Sacramento talking about the Holiday Season
Dr. Cochran's innovative radio show, Whole Brain Thinking: Wisdom, Love and Magic! is available for download here or you can browse and download directly from iTunes.
Whole Brain Thinking: Wisdom, Love and Magic! is also available at blogtalkradio.com
Listen to Dr. Margaret CochranJoin Dr. Cochran on the radio every second Thursday of the month on The Morning Zone with Dave Chapin at KGAB Cheyenne, Wyoming from 8:00 to 9:00 Mountain Time
If you would like to read some of Dr. Cochran's latest work you can find her new blog at chicgalleria.com. check it out now!