B.A. Community Learning and Development, New York University; M.A. Art Therapy/Counseling, Southwestern College; ATR-BC, SP, LPCC Magdalena is currently the School Counselor at Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences, working with Art, Sandplay, and relationship focused techniques in the classroom, and in her office. This is her 4th year (as of 2016) teaching at Southwestern College, her courses have included Art Therapy Techniques, Psychology of Altruism, Current Trends in Art Therapy, and the Professional Seminar in Art Therapy. Magdalena also supervises some of SWC’s interns. She is currently finishing Somatic Experiencing certification, continuing her education in Sandplay, and is learning the intricacies of Psychodrama and interpersonal neurobiology.
An active and dynamic visual artist as well, Magdalena creates works from deeply layered multi-media paintings and ink drawings, to jewelry and sandtray figurines. Magdalena is married with 2 young sons. She enjoys dancing around the house, finger-painting, and cooking with her boys.