M.A., Liberty University
Ph.D., University of the Cumberlands
Dr. McGuire is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Supervisor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She has obtained her certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board for Certified Counselors. Since 2022, Dr. McGuire has been an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, and joined Yorkville University as an Adjunct Professor in 2023. Dr. McGuire graduated with high distinction from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. She earned a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Kentucky, in which she also graduated with honors.
Her doctoral research focused on African American counselors’ utilization of clinical hypnosis. Dr. McGuire is the founder/owner of her boutique private practice in Virginia, Flourishing Hearts Counseling & Hypnotherapy. She specializes in working with young adult and adult women. Her areas of clinical interest include trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, stress management, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and women’s issues. In working with clients, Dr. McGuire prefers to work from an integrative approach utilizing both evidenced-based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Feminist Therapy, as well as holistic practices such as mindfulness and clinical hypnotherapy.
Dr. McGuire is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Counselors Education and Supervision, the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis, the National Board of Certified Counselors, the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and the Virginia Counselors Association. Her research interests include multiculturalism in counseling, diversity in counseling and counselor education, and the inclusion of clinical hypnosis in the treatment of mental health issues.