Shirla de Magalhães , LMFT, RPT
Welcome to my Practice!
I am a licensed child and family therapist (LMFT) and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) who offers a holistic, trauma informed approach to therapy. I am very passionate about my work with children and the healing powers of play therapy! I am the 2017 President for the California Association for Play Therapy.
I exclusively work with children and youth ages 3-18 and their families.
Through play therapy, sandplay, art & EMDR, I help children, youth & families explore a full range of thoughts and emotions at their own pace.
I have particular interest and experience in the following areas:
- Abuse (Sexual, Physical, Emotional, Neglect)
- Anxiety, Fears, Nightmares
- Low Self Esteem
- Divorce & Blended Families
- Adoption & Foster Families
- Immigration & Cultural Shifts
- Life Transitions
- Medical Trauma: Accidents, Chronic Illness, Hospitalization
- Grief & Loss
- Parenting Support
My practice is LGBTQ 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"