was raised in Poland. She has lived in France
(1981-1984), in Canada (1988-1995), and in the Bay Area (since 1995).
Education and Training
- 1986: Master
of Arts in Clinical Psychology Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Internship in Gestalt Institute, Krakow, Poland
- 1989 – 1995:
therapist at the outpatient substance abuse clinic, Ontario, Canada:
extensive training in chemical dependency assessment and recovery, and
issues related to sexual abuse or assault.
- 2000: Master
of Science in Clinical/Counseling Psychology San Jose State University,
- 2001 - 2005:
Internship at Process Therapy Institute, Los Gatos, California
During this time Magda worked with middle school children, families,
and women dealing with domestic violence.
Her theoretical background
is primarily cognitive-behavioral therapy, Gestalt, humanistic and
process models. Her rich life experience helps her
relate to people from various backgrounds and cultures.