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Dr. Arthur Magana, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Parenting issues Depression
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About me

My name is Dr. Art Magana, and I am a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Sacramento California. I have been working in the field of mental-health for over thirty years and have been licensed since 2002. I believe I have a strong foundation in the field of psychology, benefiting from training at the University of California, Antioch University, and at the School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. I have balanced this background with early doctoral work at The Institute for Integral studies in San Francisco as well as years of training and workshops which allow me to consider myself as a multi-modal therapist, drawing upon various schools of thought which inform my worldview and understanding of human nature. I have worked in the field of child protection, Early Child Development and Infant Toddler Mental Health, Foster Care and Adoption, inpatient psychiatric, as well as years as a social worker and a supervisor for social service programs. I have been on staff at numerous counseling centers over the years and worked with a broad range of clients and their presenting problems and needs. I have practiced at the Institute for Bi Polar Spectrum Disorders in Folsom California .This background has given me a unique experience and perspective to look at the whole person beyond the confines of the patient therapist interaction. My approach as a psychologist includes genuine respect for all my clients and a desire to help them. I try to hear beyond their words to take in the person's emotional reality , their strength, and their sense of trust and safety as they move forward. I feel that humor has an important place in the healing and growing process. The research backs me up. I am a father, a husband, a teacher and a Latino therapist. I'm comfortable working in conversational Spanish however my writing skills...well not so much. Thank you for taking a moment to tell you about myself. Now it's your turn! I hope we have the opportunity to work together.

Professional experience

26yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Parenting issues Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Services offered


License information

CA Psychologist 18143


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Arthur Magana. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Dr.. Magana is wonderful! He has helped me very much. He is extremely knowledgeable and has all kinds of helpful advice to give. I highly recommend him!

Written on Sep 18, 2023 after therapy with Arthur for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse

He is kind and knowledgeable! He really helped me work through my work anxiety. Thanks Dr.Magana!

Written on Sep 08, 2023 after therapy with Arthur for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr. Magana is a very relatable person. He’s very experienced and a great choice. I have a hard time being open but he makes it very easy to talk freely.

Written on Aug 27, 2023 after therapy with Arthur for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Very insightful and inspiring...he has a good ground in relatability and allows for introspection...also he has an absolutely adorable puppo and well versed in all facets and what facet he doesn't he will dive into the chaotic darkness with you...alot of shrinks out there but this guy is the genuine artifact

Written on Aug 26, 2023 after therapy with Arthur for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I just started with Dr. Magana and I am already loving our sessions. He listens very well, to the point of being able to give insightful commentary and connecting various ideas that have already been shared. He employs a pleasant amount of humor in the right moments, and also is very gifted at giving the right amount of weight and honor to difficult topics.
I’m very grateful to have been connected with him.

Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Arthur for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and adhd

Dr. Magana is so caring, empathetic and interesting. He's an astute, knowledgeable professional -- - and so smart. Dr. Magana is down-to-earth and has a way of putting you at ease as he helps guide you through your problems. He's a good listener but is also very engaging, asking the right questions at the right time, challenging your thinking. I don't know how anyone could not like this man. I'm very grateful to know him!

Written on Jan 13, 2023 after therapy with Arthur for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coaching