Viktoriya Magid PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist whose training is firmly grounded in evidence-based treatments. Dr. Magid is proficient in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing techniques, and Mindfulness/Acceptance and Commitment Therapies. She graduated with a BA in psychology from Buffalo State College and completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the University at Buffalo in New York. After completing her psychology internship at the Medical University of South Carolina, she joined the faculty in The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as an Assistant Professor in 2009.
She is the Associate Director of inpatient services for patients with substance use disorders and the Founding Director of a substance use adolescent outpatient program that provides individual, family, and group psychotherapy for teens with substance use problems.
Dr. Magid delivers talks and workshops about addiction and adolescent substance use trends to mental health professionals, interns, residents, and local schools in the area. She has been featured in the news and local newspapers, raising awareness about the dangers of adolescent substance use and encouraging the community to take an active role in reducing substance use among teens.
Dr. Magid specializes in delivering therapies to adolescents with substance use and co-occurring disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression, behavioral problems), as well as their families. She also has extended experience working with adults suffering from substance use disorders, and her earlier training was focused on adult psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, as well as relationship difficulties, communication skills, and changing negative life patterns. Dr. Magid especially focuses on women’s issues, self-esteem, and life skills.
• Adolescent substance use
• Adult substance use
• Adolescent and adult anxiety, depression, and behavior problems
• Negative life patterns in adulthood, relationship struggles, communication difficulties
• Women’s issues