Magaly graduated from Rutgers University with her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminology and a Certificate in Multicultural Competence. She obtained her graduate degree in Social Work from the same university with a specialization in Clinical Social Work. Simultaneously, she earned a certificate in addiction counseling after successful completion of the Rutgers Addiction Counselor Training (ACT) certificate program through the Rutgers School of Social Work.
Magaly has experience serving different populations in substance abuse treatment, including Spanish-speaking Latinx individuals, pregnant and/or parenting mothers, and adult men and women. She finds value in utilizing a culture-centered and trauma-centered approach while working with clients in group therapy. She strives to provide an empathetic, non-judgmental, and validating environment for clients to feel safe and supported in expressing themselves in the group therapy setting.