Margreta Klassen

Los Angeles, California
Father David Charles Klasson
Mother Jessie Irene Aselstine
Spouse Donald Cole Wargin

Cathleen Carole

Melissa Christine

Nancy Eileen

Richard David

Siblings Dorothy Janice Klasson

Herbert Hoover High School, Glendale, CA 1945

AA Chaffey Community College 1966

BA Pitzer College Claremont 1968

MS California State University 1972

PhD Claremont Graduate University 1982


1940-42 Child Care

1942-45 Retail Sales

1945-46 Bookkeeper

1947 Switchboard Operator

1948-50 Laundress

1955-59 Bookkeeper

1958-60 Newspaper Reporter

1958-68 Freelance Writer

1960-62 University Receptionist

1966-68 Academic Grader

1969-72 University Intern Counselor

1972-74 University Guidance Councelor

1976-79 University Graduate School Program Director

1985-97 State and National Practicum Examiner

1988-97 University Staff Therapist

1974-2004 Marital and Family Therapist

1998-2000 Program Director Juvenile Connection

1999-2000 Clinical Supervisor OC Youth and Family Services

2001-04 Clinical Care Manager Mental Health Insurance Co

1995-2008 Clinical Practice Psychologist

Various Managed Health Care Panels


California Psychological Association

International Stress Management Association

Orange County Psychological Association

American Psychological Association 

past American Board of Psychological Specialties Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 

past New York Academy of Science 

past International Society of Police Surgeons


1972 Susan B. Anthony Award

1977 Pi Theta Alpha Iota Chapter National Education Honor Society

1988-2003 Who's Who CA

1990-93 Who's Who Health Care Providers

1990-93 Who's Who American Women

1991 Golden Poet World Congress of Poets

1991-93 Who's Who International

1996 Who's Who World

1997 Diplomate

2002 Senior Fellow Emeritus

Interests and Hobbies


Classical Music


Reading Creative Nonfiction and Biographies


Societal Contributions

Participant, Los Angeles Poetry Festival 2003

Member, Leadership Committee, Pitzer College Alumni Association, Orange County Chapter,

Member, Advisory Council Balboa Performing Arts Foundation, 2000

Member, University of California, Irvine Town and Gown 1995-2008

Discussant, New Life Club 1999-2008

Member, Planning Committee, Women For, The Great American Write-In 1997

Additional Comments

Participant, Senior Olympics, Senior Games 1992-1998

In my youth, I stated that I wanted to be somebody in my own right, not just an addendum to someone else's life. I believe that I have accomplished that. I am grateful to those who stood by me and supported me on my interesting journey through life. my children, and my mentors. In December 2009, my book, Soul Stealing, Abuse of Intimate Power, Reflections on Love, Sex, and Marriage was published.