Malia Sanchez

Psychologist, PsyD

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
(949) 894-4969 Website

Malia Sanchez

Psychologist, PsyD

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

1968 South Coast Highway
#1493
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 894-4969
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon To ensure maximum safety all services will be conducted virtually through telehealth and will remain so until further notice.
Malia Sanchez currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

I entered the field of psychology with the belief that people can change. I have worked in a variety of settings and with individuals experiencing many different MH issues. I have seen change and growth in so many different ways. My goal is to help clients find the motivation and skills they need to make the positive changes they want to see in their lives. Change can be difficult but when you are willing to put in the work it can open endless possibilities. I offer all my clients a compassionate and safe therapeutic environment to assist in guiding them through the challenges and opportunities that life can present.
Many people have experienced some type of trauma which can greatly impact different areas of a person's life. I work with clients to help them better understand trauma and develop ways to cope in their daily lives. I am trained in EMDR therapy and utilize this intervention to assist clients with processing their past traumas in a different and healthier way.
The overall focus of my clinical work has always been on providing holistic mental health care while being mindful of various cultural considerations. In my doctoral program I specialized in Multicultural Community Mental Health and continue to be dedicated to providing MH services to individuals in minority and marginalized communities.
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • ComPsych
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / PSY30286
  • School: Alliant International University
  • Year Graduated: 2016

Endorsements

Psychologist, PsyD

Location

1968 South Coast Highway
#1493
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 894-4969
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Racial Identity
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Malia Sanchez

Psychologist, PsyD