My name is Christina McGuire and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Maine with 15 years of experience providing mental health therapy to young adults, individual and families. I am a graduate of the University of Southern Maine where I earned my Master's in Social Work and I am also a graduate of the University of New Hampshire where I studied the practice and administration of Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning. Within the past 5 years I have become licensed to provide support to people struggling with Substance Use issues. Much of my training has come from working and teaching in both the outdoors and within traditional settings like schools, health centers and people's homes where I have therapeutically supported people to "learn from their experience".
I believe that our lives provide us with a wide variety of experiences that impact us. Depending on our relationships, resources, personal health /wellness and resiliency, the stressors that we face can become thought provoking to overwhelming and life changing situations that can require a great deal of support to work through and learn from.
I became a mental health therapist because I believe that being with others through life changing experiences and helping them to learn the skills to improve their ability to cope is a privilege. My therapeutic style is laid back, person centered, strengths based, relational and goal oriented. I believe that through working together, individuals can make great changes in the quality of their lives and the lives of others.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
ME LCSW LC11182
Christina is great! She helped me go through some struggles and was always very friendly and I felt that she cared deeply about me.
Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Christina for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management
Christina took their time listening to me and making sure they gave me the best options for tackling my issues in my day to day life, they were kind and respectful, and flexible with the time we had!
Written on May 07, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coaching
Christina is a wonderful counsellor. Our first meeting was done just over voice call and even without a video connection I could tell that she will be a very helpful, empathetic and skilled listener. I’m very grateful to’ve found her!
Written on Mar 14, 2021 after therapy with Christina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes