"Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be."

– WAYNE W. DYER

Attachment-1

SHEILA MAGLARIS, MA LPC

 

Hi, I'm shay.

I’m a licensed professional counselor who specializes in working with individuals who might be struggling with:

  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Loneliness
  • Life Transitions
  • Indecisiveness
  • Being cut off from their feelings
  • Relationship issues
  • Co-dependency

I am passionate about helping people reconnect to their bodies, work through their feelings, and become aware of themselves to find a more flexible and whole way of living.

I would love to hear your story.

"Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be."

– WAYNE W. DYER

Hi, I'm shay.

I’m a licensed professional counselor that specializes in working with individuals who might be struggling with:

  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Loneliness
  • Life Transitions
  • Indecisiveness
  • Being cut off from their feelings
  • Relationship issues
  • Co-dependency

I am passionate about helping people reconnect to their bodies, work through their feelings, and become aware of themselves to find a more flexible and whole way of living.

journey to PEACE

According to neuroscience, we heal in relationships not in isolation.

Life is difficult and we cannot go through it alone. Our brain is social and primed for connection. The only way through our pain is to embrace the difficulty and go through it whole heartedly with curiosity and a desire for self-awareness and self-compassion.

In order for healing to occur, we have to be in neurosceptive safety – this means we have to be with someone who is truly present with a nonjudgmental presence that has no agenda or idea of what should happen next except to just be there with us. Feeling safe makes us more open and calms down the amygdala so that we can begin to explore and get really curious about ourselves.

I’m here to create a safe space for you and help you on your journey.

My approach

My approach isn’t to dismiss, judge or change your feelings. It’s to help you be with your feelings, your body, and your protectors in a different way.

I want to help you connect to your body and your emotions in a way that helps you get to know yourself more deeply and feel more confident in your decisions.

Using these methods, we can help pull you out of depression and anxiety spirals and you can feel greater peace and achieve a better understanding of your feelings.

I incorporate the following methods into my practice:

  • Attachment Theory
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Sand Tray Therapy

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I don’t believe just talking to someone helps, but talking to someone who is really going to be present with you. Talking to someone who will help slow you down so you can begin to understand yourself deeply and be in a better relationship with yourself.

We heal in relationships, not in isolation. In order for healing to occur, we have to be in neurosceptive safety – this means we have to be with someone who is truly present with a nonjudgmental presence that has no agenda or idea of what should happen next except to just be there with us. Feeling safe makes us more open and calms down the amygdala so that we can begin to explore and get really curious about ourselves.

This is the type of space I want to create for you.

“If I were to help you, what would be different in your life?”

I really want to begin with exploring what needs aren’t being met in a your life. I’m not a therapist who’s going to tell you what to do. I’ll make suggestions, but I believe therapy is a place where we can co-create solutions for you so you can take ownership of your life.

We live in a world where we learn to be our own worst critic and continually beat ourselves up. It can come from our family system, society, etc, but it is a way we protect ourselves and we all do it – myself included. Through my clients, I’ve learned to honor this protective instinct – understand it, accept it, and give it gratitude instead of beating ourselves up. When we are able to create a better relationship with our critic instead of trying to change it, everything falls into place. We are all inherently valuable and worthy of love. 

$140 for a 50 minute individual session.

I offer a free 30 minute in-person consultation so you can make sure I’m the right fit for your needs. 

If you’re ready to take the next step in your mental health journey, please contact me at sheila.maglaris@gmail.com to set up a free session.

I do not accept insurance at this time. I can provide a receipt, called a superbill, after our appointment that you can take to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please check with your insurance provider to learn about your out-of-network mental health benefits.

In consideration of my own time and needs of other clients, I require 24 hours notice of cancellation. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice incur the full fee for the session.

i'm ready to help you on your journey

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