Title: Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Owner
Company: Expand Your Wellness Mental Health Counseling / Expand Your Learning
Location: Merrick, New York, United States
Magda Zapata, LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Owner at Expand Your Wellness Mental Health Counseling / Expand Your Learning, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Providers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mental health counseling.
Ms. Zapata is a compassionate and highly skilled licensed mental health counselor dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey towards mental and emotional well-being. Ms. Zapata has demonstrated her commitment to serving the community in various roles. Currently, she works as a Case Coordinator in a Detox/Inpatient Rehabilitation hospital. Previously, she has worked as a primary adolescent counselor for Outreach Development Corporation and a substance abuse counselor for Bridge Back to Life Center. Additionally, Ms. Zapata assists high school and college students with their academic coursework and offers career counseling through her online tutoring business, Expand Your Learning.
After gaining invaluable experience working in various clinical settings, including community mental health centers and hospital environments, Ms. Zapata followed her dream of creating a safe and nurturing space where individuals could receive personalized and comprehensive therapeutic care. In pursuit of this vision, she founded her own private practice, Expand Your Wellness Mental Health Counseling. She provides therapy to individuals, couples, adolescents and families addressing mental health and substance use disorders, and handling crises such as overdoses and substance use withdrawals. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, trauma, relationship challenges, or life transitions, Ms. Zapata offers evidence-based interventions that encourage personal growth and positive change.
Before transitioning into counseling, Ms. Zapata had a successful career as a market research analyst in the technology sector for nearly 15 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in marketing from Hofstra University (2003). Seeking to deepen her knowledge and skills in helping others, she pursued a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, which she obtained in 2019. Ms. Zapata maintains active affiliations with esteemed professional organizations such as the American Counseling Association and the American Mental Health Counselors Association, ensuring that she stays informed about new counseling modalities and therapeutic approaches.
Outside of her professional pursuits, Ms. Zapata is a talented singer. She incorporates music into her therapy sessions, recognizing its potential for healing and self-expression. Her dedication to her clients, passion for music and education, and commitment to making a positive impact in her community are driving forces behind her future endeavors.
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