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Mythili Jaganath, LMFT

Mythili Jaganath, LMFT, and I met for lunch at Follow Your Heart in Canoga Park. The food was good but the company was better! Mythili (or, My, for short) radiates a warmth and kindness that affects me whenever I talk with her. I met My many years ago when she facilitated the peer supervision group for SFV CAMFT Clinician’s Group. She facilitated the group in her office. I saw the amazing array of shelves containing toys for children. My is a gifted child therapist. She works with every age but it is somewhat rare to find a therapist who does play therapy. My is a registered play therapist who also supervises (RPT-S).She has served as President of the LA Play Therapy Chapter. She has conducted play therapy workshops “ Practical Play Therapy Techniques for a School setting.”

Mythili has always been part of two cultures, born in Mysore, India but having lived in both India & the US. Her father being a diplomat, she lived in Washington DC completing Elementary and Middle school. She went back to New Delhi, India to complete high school and got an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a Minor in Math. Her interest in psychology continued in her pursuing another undergraduate degree in Psychology from Cal. State University, Northridge as well as a master’s degree in Counseling. It gave her an in-depth training being in a special 3-D program where the same three professors of different orientations followed the skill development for 2 years. My went to Philips Graduate Institute to earn a Pupil Personnel Service credential. My continued to gain experience in different settings in the process for licensure. She says “It’s important to try many settings in your internship. The depth of experience increases your ability to help clients.” This included a homebound program, addiction centers, school settings with her keen interest with special needs and a supervised private practice.

My became licensed in 1994. She became a SFV CAMFT member in 1991. She was seeking connections and support. At the very first meeting, she met Jackie Brend Rago who became her supervisor and Shirley Mangini invited her to join A Center for Hope and Health, a Group Private Practice of independent therapists. They became her lifelong colleagues as she stayed after being licensed. The Center ran for decades with the strength of good therapists, some also involved in the Chapter. My feels the loss of many therapists and misses them a lot. My now has her own office in Canoga Park.

My encourages chapter memberships for networking and continuing education. She says she enjoys the many friends she had made in the Chapter. My is a passionate therapist who helps clients with wisdom and compassion.

If you would like to contact Mythili you can email at or call 818.348.1436.

Shelley Horner, LMFT, enjoys writing the our Member Profile section since she likes getting to know her colleagues in depth. She is an actress, speaker and therapist.

Shelley has had a private practice for more than twenty years. She assists adults, children, and teens as well as facilitates parent groups in her office in Calabasas. She also does consultation and training of employees through Employee Assistance Programs at various organizations and colleges.

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