Maggie Slaska, PhD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

(CA 89883 & PA MFC 10036)

I work with individuals, couple and families both online and in-person.  My approach to therapy is conversational, warm, non-judgmental and directed.  I listen well,  have a good sense of humor, empathize and provide gentle but direct nudges towards positive change.


Ph.D. Psychology, Vrije University Brussels, Belgium

M.S. Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, San Diego State University, CA

M.A. Women's Studies, San Diego State University, CA

B.A. Psychology, West Chester University, PA

University Teaching and Training Affiliations 

Clinical Supervisor,  Narratives Initiatives San Diego

Courses frequently taught: 

Working with Trauma from a Narrative Therapy Lens

Trauma-Informed Care in Multicultural Contexts, 

Counseling and Social Change, 

LGBTQ+  Studies 101, 

Women's Sexuality and Body, 

Violence in Couple Relationships, 

Socialization of Women 

Research Methods

Payment Options


Payment options:  

Paypal, Venmo, Credit Card, HSA/ Flex Spending Account


I am not contracted directly with any insurance companies but can provide you with a superbill that you can submit for reimbursement as an out-of-network provider if you have a PPO.  They usually reimburse 40-60% of the cost within 30-45 days.

EAP (Employment Assistance Programs):  

I am contracted to work with BHS, Modern Health, Empathia and All Health One Networks.  

EAPs offer employees 3-18 sessions at no cost, and additional sessions can be requested.  It is confidential. Contact your your company's HR rep or EAP directly and they will connect you to a therapist.  

Discursive-Relational Theory

My therapeutic work and doctoral dissertation draws from discursive-relational theory. This is an approach that uses social constructionism, assemblage theory and critical discursive psychology to deconstruct and collaboratively evaluate the scripts, messages, language and meanings that are at work on one's sense of identity.