Margot Kopley, Psy.D.

Psychotherapy In Encinitas & Oceanside


About ME 

My Name is Margot Kopley, Psy.D., and I am a California Licensed Psychologist (PSY9107), a Certified EMDR Therapist, and a California Certified School Psychologist. I maintain offices in Oceanside and Encinitas. My services included EMDR Therapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, and Therapy for Adolescents.

Education and Therapeutic Orientation:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology

  • Masters degrees in Psychology and School Psychology

  • Doctorate degree in School/Community Psychology

  • UCSD Certificate in Alcohol and Other Drug Studies

Therapeutic Orientation:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR Therapy)

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

  • Existential Psychotherapy


Office: 760-943-1776
FAX: 760-943-8638

741 Garden View Court,
Suite 205, Encinitas, CA 92024

2125 El Camino Real,
Suite 206, 
Oceanside, CA 92054

Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm


ADHD and learning difficulties



Anxiety Disorders

Behavior Management

Behavioral Therapy

Bipolar Disorder

Bulimia and Overeating

Codependency Issues, ACA

Depressive Disorders

Developmental Disabilities

Gay/Lesbian Topics
Grief and Loss

Patients with Physical Medical Concerns

Mood Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Panic Disorder

Parenting Skills

Personality Disorders

Physical Abuse

Physically Impaired Patients

PTSD and Trauma Recovery

Sexual Abuse

Stress Management

Women's Issues


Questions & Answers


What is EMDR?

EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. It is a therapeutic approach and theoretical orientation developed by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., in 1987.

EMDR Therapy helps the client and the EMDR Therapist identify key issues and related important memories, both recent and past. Through the use of EMDR and adaptive information processing (AIP), the client is able to heal these memories and re-work his/her approaches to current and future life in order to become more comfortable and happy. In addition, it is possible to strengthen oneself through "Resource Development and Installation" (RDI) so that each person can feel more effective in addressing life's challenges.


What is CBT?

CBT stands for cognitive-behavioral therapy. In CBT, the emotions, thoughts, and behaviors are considered to affect one another. Thus, if a client makes a change in any of these components of CBT, then the other components will change. For example, a helpful new perspective, or thought, may result in happier emotions and more positive and beneficial behaviors.

The CBT Therapist and the client work together to maximize the client's quality of life by addressing the client's thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and ascertaining how these might be enhanced. New perspectives and new behaviors often result in more positive emotions and a greater enjoyment of life.


I work as an in-network provider with a number of insurance companies and can bill them directly. I also work as an out of network provider for most other insurance companies. I am always happy to provide you with any documentation you may need to file for out of network reimbursement. I have years of experience working with insurance providers so let’s discuss your needs and I'll gladly direct you in this process. I Accept the Following Insurance:

APS Healthcare
Blue Cross

Managed Health Network (MHN)