I was born and raised in Central New Jersey, enjoying the seasons, playing tennis and vacationing in Florida. Friends asking for advice led to a career in psychology/social work, which was a good fit. After college and graduate school, I moved to Chicago and then ironically, to South Florida! I am Jewish and married for 28 years and have 3 children, ages 24, 20 and 18. My lived experiences in a variety of circumstances allows me to be a very empathetic therapist: Relationships, friendships, spectrum issues, loss, illness, motivation, relational bullying, sociopathy, self-esteem, empowerment/self-strengthening, family issues, career concerns, and sports psychology. At 23, my tennis racket was traded in for figure skates: I have been skating ever since at the Silver Ladies Freestyle Level, in addition to testing in dance. I have been with betterhelp for over 2 years.
I feel each of us is unique and our therapeutic pathway reflects that individuality. I enjoy helping clients become motivated to make life changes while exploring their inner self. When experiences are reviewed, they are often examined from a different vantage point, proffering insight to begin the journey of change. I have extensive experience supporting individuals with relationship difficulties, childhood spectrum disorders (ADD, ADHD), parenting, self-esteem and self-empowerment struggles, goal management, career goals/issues, familial concerns, and grief and loss. I'm also interested in the intersection of psychopathy, triangulated interactions (especially related to jealousy), and manipulative tactics within relationships. I take an eclectic approach and enjoy integrating different treatment modalities into session to adhere to the individual needs of the client: Psychodynamic; EMDR (I am EMDR trained, working on certification), Couples therapy; Systemic, Insight-Oriented, Solution-based, Narrative, Rogerian-Strength-based, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, Vulnerability Cycle Approach and Cognitive-Behavioral.
My specialty is in relationships, change, organization, and self-control. By helping individuals learn how to respond to others' behaviors and daily stresses in a healthful manner, they are able to perform better, live happier, and become mentally healthier. I assist clients to detect deficient life patterns to pinpoint underlying issues for remediation. In turn, clients are able to strengthen their personhood.
I particularly enjoy working with couples, helping them communicate and reflect on themselves, each other, and their relationship. Men and women often have very different perceptual styles. Understanding these differences and how to approach and embrace these unique aspects helps couples become stronger and more unified.
If you do not see a time on the scheduler that accommodates you, it does not mean that I cannot do a certain time for you. I often schedule "by appointment," especially on weekends. I also utilize a very honest approach, so if you desire to be lulled into a false sense of security, I am not the therapist for you.
"Who is afraid of the wolf does not go into the forest." Aljona Savchenko
"If you live long enough, you experience everything." Scott Hamilton
"If you have the choice to be kind or right, be kind and you will always be right." Anonymous
"Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge." Carl Jung
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln
"If you don't have a miracle, you can create one." Nic Vujicic
"When people show you who they are, believe them the first time."-Maya Angelou
"Your relationship with your therapist will not be perfect." Sue Jacobson. LMHC
"If someone isn't nice, be nice anyway." Mother Teresa
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Hearing Impaired, Impulsivity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Narcissism, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
ND LCSW 6448
FL LCSW SW5720
Dr Maguire is extremely personable and makes me feel understood. She remembers important details and patterns over our 1 year time period of sessions. She makes me feel like a client that is cared for. She is trustworthy, a great listener, and always checks in to make sure she is understanding my concerns and needs.
Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Mindy for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Dr. McGuire is fantastic, I only wish better help provided the option of pausing my account (vs cancelling) because I definitely want to come back. She has helped me so much in coping with my stress and anxiety and also in dealing with past trauma. I highly recommend her!
Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Mindy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Dr. McGuire is incredibly intuitive and so good at being able to put pieces together to help understand one’s story from a different perspectives. I love working with her!
Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Mindy for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Dr. McGuire has a wonderful way of balancing the work she is doing with prioritizing the human connection. She's an excellent communicator and always has good feedback & follow up work suggestions. I am glad to have been paired with her and look forward to our continued sessions.
Written on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Mindy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
Dr. McGuire has been very helpful as I’ve worked through a variety of personal, relationship and parenting issues. Her support and guidance is deeply appreciated.
Written on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Mindy for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem
Dr. McGuire has been so helpful for me in my journey towards a happier and more comfortable life. First off, she is very professional in that she is timely and communicates well. She responds to my messages very quickly usually within 30 minutes. She is kind and I can tell that she really cares for people. In our sessions she brings extra resources and gives me things to work on on my own outside of the sessions which has allowed me to dive deep into things we discuss in the sessions. I just think she does a great job and I'm happy that I can work with her.
Written on Oct 31, 2021 after therapy with Mindy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem