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
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...
Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Video

Licensing

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


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Aug 09, 2020 after counseling with Magalis for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Magalis is great. Very attentive. She pays attention to details, and later puts things together for evaluation purposes.

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 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 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.