Magalis Sandoval

(LCSW, CAMS-II, ADS)

About Me

Thank you for clicking on my profile link and expressing interest in getting to know me as a clinician on BetterHelp. My name is Magalis Sandoval, but you may call me Maggie. I have been working in the field of mental health and addiction as a licensed clinical social worker since 2011, but have been working in the human services field since 2006 with at-risk youth and survivors of domestic violence. In 2007 I started my journey working in a residential substance abuse program and since then I have been inspired while working with patients who have successfully made positive changes in their lives.

My goal during therapy is to help increase self-awareness and insight into the relationship between the individual's thinking and behaviors. I incorporate mindfulness based techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy in my practice and have witnessed immediate positive outcomes when dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction and symptoms of PTSD. I acquired my certification as an anger management specialist, and genuinely enjoy helping people develop techniques that allow them the opportunity to manage their anger in healthy and productive ways.

My office hours are Sundays 8 am - 2 pm, and Monday-Thursday 5pm -8 pm. If this availability works for you, please feel free to schedule a time for us to chat either on video, audio call or live chat. I look forward to working with you and providing you the support you are seeking at this time. I believe in the power of motivation and hope, and am confident that together we can take small steps towards a happier and healthier future.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #7740 (Expires: 2021-09-30)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Magalis for 3 months on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

So I am still new to this online session therapy, and to be honest I was quite worried that the type of counselor I would get would not be a good one. But during our time together I can say that Magalis is quite different, and rather special. I appreciate her honesty, and her firm yet kind demeanor. She gives me feedback with perfect tact. I would recommend anyone of my friends or colleagues to her.

Written by J.O. on Feb 11, 2021 after counseling with Magalis for 1 year on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Magalis, is the best. She’s understanding, she listens and she’s very experienced. I truly look forward to our conversations.

Written by R.I. on Feb 08, 2021 after counseling with Magalis for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I love love love Maggie. Great listener and so good at helping me distill the things that were making me anxious as well as recognizing patterns and key points

Written by H.A. on Jan 25, 2021 after counseling with Magalis for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Magalis is wonderful. She is so supportive and kind. She checks in on me often just to show support. I love the advice and encouragement she provides. I’m so grateful to be able to work with her. She helps me get through stressful times and I am just so thankful.

Written by R.I. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with Magalis for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mahalis is wonderful, easy to communicate with and offers valuable solutions and help. Definitely recommend.

Written by A.L. on Nov 08, 2020 after counseling with Magalis for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

This is my first time in therapy, so I wasn't quite sure what I was going to get out of it or really what I needed. I went into this experience looking for an attentive ear to help me process my life. Coming out of quarantine, I was left really mentally and emotionally shaken and defeated. At the time, I didn't realize I could feel so supported through a computer screen. I have been so happy to have made the leap to doing online therapy. Maggie is nothing but attentive, patient, and helpful every session. I feel listened to, respected, and invested in no matter the topic of discussion. I respect her perspective and so appreciate what she's already done to help me. Thank you so much Maggie!

Written by K.I. on Jun 06, 2020 after counseling with Magalis for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Magalis has been an integral part of my self care this year. She has offered around the clock access every day, all day. Her support has gotten me through a very difficult time and I am happy to say I went through the issues not around them . I have healed emotionally. I am grateful.

Written by L.Y. on Jun 05, 2020 after counseling with Magalis for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Magalis was kind, patient, and knowledgeable. I truly appreciated her listening skills as well as her communication skills. I felt heard, validated and always had something I could work towards.

Written by L.U. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Magalis for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

The best counsellor I have ever had in a very long time. She's very attentive and really want the best for her clients.

Written by T.A. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Magalis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

I really like Magalis. She’s the first person I’ve told some things and I didn’t feel judged. A weight has been lifted off my chest because of her.

Written by Y.I. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Magalis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

Very good councillor, listened to my problem, and helped me feel better about myself.

Written by A.D. on Feb 04, 2020 after counseling with Magalis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

This is my first time being in therapy since I was a child. I truthfully was extremely nervous, but she’s been wonderful. I feel like I can be open and honest and that I’m not being judged - but that someone really DOES want to help me (also help me help myself.) I’m really thankful and I’m excited to continue my journey of bettering myself.

Written by K.A. on Feb 04, 2020 after counseling with Magalis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She is a good listener and does gives good advice.

Written by H.U. on Dec 30, 2019 after counseling with Magalis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very happy to have met someone who listens and puts forth practical options and suggestions without judgement. I feel as though I am in a safe zone with her. I highly recommend Magalis Sandoval for those who need someone to listen and offer professional guidance.