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 recently 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.

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

I also have experience 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, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #7740 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by R.I. on Feb 13, 2020 after counseling with Magalis for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Magalis is wonderful, she is a straight-shooter and will not sugarcoat anything. I have learned a lot from our brief conversations so far, and I hope to continue. I definitely recommend.

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 K.I. on Feb 01, 2020 after counseling with Magalis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Magalis is strong and kind. She gets to the root of the problems. In other counseling experiences I never had access to help 24/7. If I want to change old habits and behaviors I need to work on those every moment and not once a week. It helps to have a face to face session whenever I can fit it in rather than making a weekly appointment at a scheduled time, the flexibility is another benefit for me.

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.