Creating a space for self acceptance and validation is a big first step of what I intend to facilitate as a therapist. If you feel something, then it is valid. With these principles as the back drop, we are able to begin the difficult, but worthwhile work of therapy: making the subconscious parts of ourselves more conscious.
From a treatment modality perspective, I utilize CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
I've worked with individuals from a great number of demographics, however most of my work has taken place within the LGBT community. I also have an ample amount of experience in working with clients who experience substance abuse disorders, chronic health conditions, grief/loss, and mood disorders.
I’m here to collaborate with you on ways to improve the quality of your life. I believe that being well is not just about an absence of suffering, but also striving towards a sense of purpose and meaning. I believe my role is about encouraging clients towards these principles.
I believe acclimating to reality is another essential part of therapy and is something we do together. I assist clients in searching for answers within and outside of themselves. Sometimes, this work is about coping with the lack of answers we often face.
I truly enjoy meeting individuals from all walks of life. I recognize that I may not be the best therapist for everyone, but I inquire with each client what they most need out of a therapist and strive to meet that need to the best of my ability. Thank you for reading. I look forward to hearing from you!
Please know that I am bound by the following rules by my state licensing board:
" Electronic service delivery shall require an initial face-to-face meeting, which may be via video/audio
electronically, to verify the identity of the electronic service delivery client. At that meeting steps shall be
taken to address impostor concerns, such as by using passwords to identify the client in future electronic
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Matthew McGuire is one of the most supportive and understanding souls I’ve ever had the privilege to meet. Keep him for as long as he will allow you to.
He is really helpful. Never tells me what to do just provides guidance almost like looking into a mirror.
Wonderful therapist to work with!
He is excellent & understanding, I highly recommend him
Matthew has been an incredible support for me. I have been meeting with him regularly for two years, and each session is a constructive progression from the last. He remembers all the details of my history and the situations we discuss, and takes the time to reach out to me when he hasn't heard from me in a while. Would absolutely recommend him to anyone, both new and seasoned therapy goers.
Matthew McGuire is super understanding of lgbt issues and issues with complicated family styles.
It's so nice to have a counselor that I dont have to explain basic lgbt terms to
Matthew is the best! He always finds time to get back with me either through video or text. He is very understanding and doesn’t ever make me feel bad about myself. He listens and helps me talk my way through my feelings and resolve my troubled situations. I really appreciate the time he’s made for me over the past couple of years. I highly recommend him and better help. I’m too scatter-brained to do the traditional in person therapy. It’s very convenient and incredibly helpful.
Matthew has been very helpful
Matt has been awesome to work with several times now ( I stopped and started therapy twice). He really understands your concerns and thoughts and can dig into what you're not saying too, which is really important. I very much appreciated my time with him. He's awesome.
He is wonderful. Offers great advice and makes me feel valid and listened to
I’ve been talking with Matt for several months and he’s helped me through a few different issues. He’s been very helpful and helps me see things differently. Highly recommend him.
He was great. Helped me make a big change in my life and to see things more clearly. I’m grateful for his help.
Matthew is great at listening and validating my feelings while offering other additional perspectives. I truly appreciate his expertise.
Matthew is a great listener, He's providing timely and excellent advice. He has communicated well when he would not be able to offer assistance.
I have had ONE session with Matt and a few text conversations. I feel like I’m heard, like I’m TRULY heard. He works with me on my goals and shows me that my feelings are valid and appropriate. He is wonderful.
Matthew has been a huge help through some tough times. He is empathetic and very supportive. I would recommend him to friends or family.
Matthew is a wonderful counselor! He’s very kind, caring and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
I have enjoyed talking to Matthew the past couple months. He’s been great with trying to get to know me and gives me good strategies to try to follow. He always listens to my ideas and supports me if he thinks it will be helpful. If I ask a question outside of therapy time, he responds same day which is awesome.
I’ve been working with Matthew for a couple weeks now and have had all good experiences with him. He responds to my messages in a timely manner. My sessions have gone well and enjoy talking to him.
I have only been working with Matthew McGuire for almost a month, but so far he is good therapist. He is a compassionate listener and offers helpful insights and resources. Matthew has talked with me about my grief and then other more day to day issues and been helpful in both areas. I would recommend him for sure.
Mr. McGuire is an excellent counselor who I would come back to anytime.
Matthew is a great counselor and has helped me tremendously. I first started working with him when my marriage and my life was totally falling apart. He helped me rediscover things in myself and fall in love with myself again. I am now much happier in my life and every time we speak I realize something new. My only regret is not starting counseling earlier.
Matt has been a wonderful guide for me during a difficult period of my life. He listens and responds in a manner that helps me to question things but to also trust myself when I'm feeling insecure or uncertain. He supports my desire for personal growth and offers pathways for helping me to realize what I want for my life and my responsibility for getting myself there.
I have seen counselors in the past and signed up with the intent of trying to re-enforce skills I’ve learned from those prior counselors. Matt is understanding, easy to talk to, and grasped exactly what I was looking for. Quick to respond and is able to understand what I’m saying and where I’m coming from. This has been a great experience.
I have been working with Matthew on and off for a year now and I am fully confident in his abilities to effectively provide non biased, expert therapy that is truly aimed at getting me back to, and maintaining, a state of balanced mental health.
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Matthew is an excellent counselor. His strategies for coping with stress and anxiety are both effective and down to earth. He is easy to talk to and provides actionable advice that truly helps. Highly recommended. Thank-you!
Matt is easy to hold a conversation with.
Matthew is great. He is very helpful and has given me a lot of strategies in order to deal with my anxiety struggles. He is an awesome listener and I really look forward to talking to him every week.
He was great! He changed my mind about therapist in general. Earlier this year I met on in person that was trash and just gave her opinion about every word that came out my mouth. Matt listened, and that's all I needed and that pretty amazing.
I love him!
He listens, and does not interupt you or xut you off, especially if you go on a ramble. He is thorough with his explanations, and makes sure to be on the same page as you and your thought process. He takes his time when asking questions, and let's you take yours when answering.
I feel very comfortable talking to my counselor and I am confident that with his help, I can fulfill my goals of peace and self-love.
Overall, I've had a great experience with Matthew so far. He's very professional during sessions, and respects me as a client. He listens to what I have to say no matter what, and respects what I have to say. Would definitely recommend to others.
I love Matthew- he is a great counselor
Matthew has been a great counselor all around. I would recommend him to anyone
He is super great.
I have only been working with Matthew for a short time, but his approach has been incredibly helpful to me as I work through my issues. His responses to my questions and feedback have been timely and have helped me find new insights. I feel very fortunate that I was connected with Matthew for my counseling!
Matthew is very kind, patient, and understanding. He's willing to go at your pace and offer as much guidance as possible. He creates a very secure and welcoming atmosphere.
Matthew is understanding and very kind. I know he knows his stuff by the answers given to me. He helps you understand how to deal with issues that are holding you back.
Even in the short time working with Matthew I am seeing progress. He is a very gentle and kind soul with a gift for insight. I thank God I found this man. He is helping me return to the light of life.
He listens intently and gives me much confidence in areas that I desperately need it. He is wonderful and very punctual. I also love that he has given me so many options for communication. Love this service, love not having to drive, and love that its in a comfortable atmosphere. Can only say thank you, thank you, thank you!
He's been great; very kind and understanding.