Magdalena Beneitez is a bilingual and bicultural Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego CA. She works with individuals, couples, families and groups who are encountering difficult dynamics or developing unhealthy/distressing emotional symptoms. Magdalena is particularly passionate about serving the Latino population.
Magdalena uses an integrative perspective. She uses the Family Systems approach as she focuses on the present and pays attention to one’s family of origin in a direct and non-confrontational manner to gain self-awareness in current relationships. The Cognitive-Behavioral approach allows her to focus on the present and interpersonal environments that perpetuate distorted/unrealistic thoughts and behaviors. This modality is directive and, actions, negotiations and contracts may be used to help modify cognitive and behavior patterns. She also uses the Positive Psychology perspective focusing on the strengths that enable individuals to thrive and the belief that people want meaningful and fulfilling lives. As a Humanistic therapist, she focuses on one’s present experience, one’s free choice and the idea that self- awareness leads to choices, responsibility and change.
Magdalena is committed to provide a safe environment, through the development of rapport and a high level of trust, where patients can identify personal challenges and achieve their goals.
Magdalena Benitez earned her Masters Degree at San Diego University for Integrative Studies. Outside of her current private practice, she loves to hike.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
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Years of Experience: 20 years
Magdalena Beneitez MFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2008 - Present
Community Resource Center, Bilingual/bicultural therapist, 2002 - 2008
SDUIS, MA, 2003