Gayle McGuire, MDiv

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Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, grief or other mental health issues?
* Relationship Issues  
* Depression  
* Anxiety 
* Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
 I offer:
* A warm, save environment  
* Practical, solution-focused therapy
* Client centered therapy
My goal is to help individuals, and couples find healthy ways to cope with and grow from the challenges that life or traumatic events may sometimes bring. 
I am a Pre-Clinical Fellow with American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and graduated from of Tyndale Seminary with a Master of Divinity in Counselling.
I have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with a focus on depression and anxiety, along with a certificate in FocusingTherapy.
I interned at Yonge Street Mission meeting people struggling with poverty, addiction and injustice issues.  I also interned/externed at Christian Counselling Services meeting with people who struggled with anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mental health concerns.
I believe in the value and worth of all people and in their capacity for healing and growth.  I enjoy working with people from all walks of life who face all types of challenges some of which include: trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, adoption, family life balance, relationship and family issues.

I am compassionate, open and flexible.  I draw upon a variety of different approaches to meet my client where he/she is at.  From there we work together to develop insight, strength, learning, and movement towards a sense of empowerment and possibilities.
I believe in building a strong working relationship with my clients and my objective is to provide clients with practical, solution-oriented ways of addressing their concerns in an environment of warmth, acceptance, and compassion. I come alongside my clients to help them set goals for personal growth and relationship health, helping clients to manage difficulties with insight and integrity.
I've worked with individuals and couples experiencing difficulty in day-to-day living who have struggled with anxiety, depression, grief and relationship issues. I have also worked with clients with addiction issues and emotional trauma.
I provide a warm, safe environment in which to explore the issues you are experiencing.  Together we can journey on your path to healing and wholeness.
Many of my clients have successfully overcome depression and anxiety, and have gone on to lead happier, healthier lives. 
Prior to completing my degree in counselling I worked as an office manager for 25 years in the not-for-profit sector.
On a personal note I have been married for 38 years, and have 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren.  When not working with people who are struggling in their personal lives I enjoy motorcycling with my husband, reading and doing various crafts.

Gayle McGuire Reaches

Markham ON