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Kyle McGuinness

MA

My Approach

Kyle’s integrative therapeutic approach emphasizes empathic receptiveness and mindful observance. It is his firm belief there is no such thing as an “ideal patient” as each of us step into the therapeutic space with our own unique presentation. He strives to create a safe and productive environment with patients generating a strong therapeutic alliance. His goal is to utilize his patient’s strengths and weaknesses to assist them in generating a healthy well-being and reaching the identified therapeutic goals and expectations. Progress will be evident through time and effort invested from all individuals involved in the therapeutic process. He exercises a variety of perspectives through which patients will gain mindfulness, the ability to empower oneself and self-acceptance in their identity. Attention will be given on generating and maintaining these changes so they exist long-term while are open to adjustment as needed.

Ages Treated | Preteens, Teens, Adults, Elders

About Kyle McGuinness

My Experience

Kyle received his Bachelor’s of Science in psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he specialized in school psychology. He then went on to work at Camp Ramapo for Children. It was there he worked with neurodivergent adults and adolescents primarily on the Autism spectrum. He also was able to partner with an alternative school in the district to provide social and emotional learning for Middle School and High School students with cognitive and behavioral challenges. From there he went on to graduate from Northwestern University’s graduate program in clinical mental health counseling with a Master of Arts in Counseling. During his education at Northwestern University he was able to strengthen his skills in working with clients and engaging teachers, social workers, and families towards the identified goals and expectations set within the therapeutic environment. He emphasizes a Rogerian therapy with Psychodynamic/ Kohutian roots and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques to generate a harmonious balance in his client’s lives.

Education

Creighton University: 2013 – 2016
University of Nebraska at Omaha: 2016 – 2018 (B.S. in psychology with a specialization in school psychology)
Northwestern University: 2020 – 2022 (M.A. in Counseling)

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

He/His

Treatment Modalities

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-Based Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Relational Therapy
  • Strength Based Therapy
  • The Gottman Method
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

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