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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Self esteem
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
LCSW #7740 (Expires: 2020-09-01)
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.
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.
She is a good listener and does gives good advice.
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.
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.