Isabela França Magalhães, PsyD

Staff Psychologist | Licensed Clinical Psychologist #32167

Dr. Isabela França is a licensed clinical psychologist. Originally from Brazil, Dr. França has lived internationally in Japan, Spain, Argentina and Bolivia before settling in the United States. Dr. França provides therapy in English, Spanish and Portuguese. She has specialized training and experience in various brief therapy models, risk and crisis management, and training and supervision. Dr. França’s approach is holistic and collaborative, integrating various therapy approaches tailored to client needs and readiness. Areas of interest include mood and emotion regulation, interpersonal conflict, acculturation and identity, and trauma. In all cases, Dr. França is firmly grounded in her values: authenticity, genuine care and warmth. She strives to help clients create meaningful and lasting change. Dr. França obtained her doctorate degree from The Wright Institute in Berkeley CA, and most recently completed her postdoctoral fellowship at UCSB.

 

  • Doctor of Psychology, The Wright Institute
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Claremont McKenna College

  • Staff Psychologist, California Counseling Clinics
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Counseling & Psychological Services UCSB
  • Predoctoral Intern, Counseling & Psychological Services UCSB
  • Intern, City College of San Francisco
  • Clinician at Pathways Counseling Center, Girls Inc. of Alameda (Oakland)
  • Clinician at The Wright Institute CBT Clinic (Berkeley)
  • School Counselor, School-Based Collaborative (Oakland)

Areas of interest:
DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), CBT, Brief & Prolonged Imaginal Exposure for Trauma, CBT for Insomnia, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Processing, Exposure with Response Prevention (for OCD), Assertiveness Training, Bilingual/Bicultural Therapy (Spanish), CBT for Panic Attacks, Mindfulness for Disordered Eating, Executive Skills Coaching (ADHD and other attentional issues)