Shirla de Magalhães, LMFT, RPT-S, SP
Welcome to my Practice!
***DURING COVID-19 I AM OFFERING TELEHEALTH SESSIONS***
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S), Sandplay Practitioner (SP), SoulCollage® Facilitator & Immediate Past President of the California Association for Play Therapy. I offer a holistic, trauma informed approach to therapy that focuses on the underlying issues instead of just treating the surface symptoms. I offer creative therapeutic modalities to assist unconscious material to come up to the surface for processing, regardless of your age, I will follow my client's lead and meet them where they are emotionally. I consider myself an Integrative Therapist with emphasis on Attachment Theory & Jungian Psychology.
I am very passionate about my work and enjoy witnessing the healing powers of play therapy, sandplay therapy and expressive arts as a complement to talk therapy. I specialize in working with children 5 & up and teens, I also enjoy working with adults interested in healing and empowering their inner-child.
As a SoulCollage® Facilitator I can offer inner healing and empowerment groups and workshops at your home, office or any other location.
I have particular interest and experience in the following areas:
- Abuse (Sexual, Physical, Emotional)
- Anxiety, Fears, Nightmares, Separation Anxiety
- Low Self Esteem
- Medical Trauma: Accidents, Chronic Illness, Hospitalization
- Grief & Loss
- Divorce & Blended Families
- Single Parenting
- Parenting Support
- Women Empowerment
- Immigration & Cultural Shifts
- Life Transitions
My practice is LGBTQIA+ friendly.
Sessions can be in English, Spanish or Portuguese.
"Inviting our thoughts and feelings into awareness allows us to learn from them rather than be driven by them"