Micaela  Magazzu-Alaman
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Micaela Magazzu-Alaman

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Colorado, California Accepting Online
Updated January 29, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Skin picking (excoriation)
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling)
  • Burnout
  • Stress management
  • Depression

Professional statement

Micaela Magazzu-Alaman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Colorado. Micaela works with children (7 yrs +), adolescents, adults, and families to live the life they want to live. Micaela is exceptionally knowledgeable and sensitive to clients struggling with anxiety, Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BRFBs, such as trichotillomania and skin-picking disorders), work/school stress, depression, ADHD, major life transitions, burnout, Highly Sensitive Person Trait (HSP), parenting skills, and women's issues.

Micaela works from a systemic frame of reference and considers the whole family in treatment. She is a collaborative clinician who will help people tap into their current resources and build new skill sets to overcome life’s obstacles. Micaela's theoretical approach to therapy includes mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Feminist Family Therapy, as well as Play Therapy approaches for her younger clients. Micaela has specialized training in DBT approaches and best practices for working with individuals with BFRBs. Through Micaela's clinical expertise and therapeutic relationship with her clients, individuals and families can build mindfulness skills, learn ways to regulate emotions, tolerate distress, communicate effectively with family and friends, and ultimately live the life they want.

Micaela is an LGBTQ+ allied, non-binary allied, racial justice allied, neuro-diversity affirming, sex-positive, and body-positive therapist. She offers remote telehealth sessions across California and Colorado to allow flexibility and convenience so therapy can fit into your busy life.


Message to clients

Therapy can be intimidating, and finding the right therapist can be challenging and even overwhelming. So how do you pick the right person for you?

When choosing a therapist, it is essential to consider the specialties, education, and training. Yes, you probably already knew that part. I like to remind potential clients that their relationship with the therapist is just as important. Finding the best-fit therapist for YOU is essential to progress along your journey. The therapeutic relationship is a unique experience and probably unlike any relationship you've had before. I hope to provide my clients with a welcoming and accepting space to set down the heavy weight of the world they carry day-in-and-day-out during our sessions. I offer an initial consultation phone call to learn a little bit more about what you are looking for, answer any questions, and see if we would be a good fit. Anticipating having your first session can be anxiety-provoking for some, and having to meet a new person, in general, can be stressful. The first couple of sessions is all about us getting to know each other and figuring out what you hope to gain from coming to therapy. We set the judgments aside and connect on a human level. I am here to walk with you along your path and help you find new ways to cope with the things that get in your way.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Skin picking (excoriation) - Support around tolerating anxiety, stress, and boredom; reduction or elimination of compulsive skin-picking behaviors; strategies for developing alternative coping mechanisms.

Trichotillomania (hair pulling) - Support around tolerating anxiety, stress, and boredom; reduction or elimination of compulsive hair-pulling behaviors; strategies for developing alternative coping mechanisms.

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Micaela Magazzu-Alaman is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $145 - $185

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5pm-8pm
  • Tue 10am - 7:30pm
  • Wed 10am- 7:30pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4pm-7pm
  • Tue 9am-6:30pm
  • Wed 9am-6:30pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Micaela Magazzu-Alaman, LMFT Private Practice, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2021 - Present
Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP), Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, 2018 - 2020
McAlister Institute- Substance Abuse Treatment and Education, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, 2017 - 2017
Rady Children's Hospital - Outpatient Psychiatry Department, Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee, 2015 - 2016
Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc., Mental Health Worker, 2012 - 2013

Alliant International University, MA - Marital and Family Therapy, 2016
San Diego State University, BA - Psychology, Minor in Sociology, 2012


Licensure

Colorado: 0002160

California: 120272


Languages

English