Ms. Jessica McGuire, MS, LMFTA
Purdue University Northwest
- TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
Ms. McGuire is a recent graduate from Purdue Northwest’s Marriage and Family Program. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She has worked with couples in the areas of infidelity, clarifying boundaries in relationships, value alignment, and increasing relationship satisfaction. When working with families, she seeks to help bridge the gap between couples or parents and children having trouble understanding each other’s perspectives. Her background in family therapy, along with personal experiences in parenthood, makes her a good fit for helping parents (individually or as a couple) find realistic coping strategies for stress, anxiety or depression.
Ms. McGuire uses a systemic approach and is interested in seeing the bigger picture of what contributes to and is affected by the client’s problem. She focuses more on the process of how the problem developed – and how to cope with it – rather than the content of the problem itself. Mrs. McGuire also uses a strength-based approach, valuing the positive attributes clients bring to therapy. Topics that often come up in her work with clients include: power dynamics, personal values, and identifying steps towards future goals.
Her aim is to achieve a balance of power in the therapeutic relationship by encouraging clients to identify their goals and preferences, before taking the lead with treatment. She welcomes client’s feedback to hear what is working well and what the client would like to try differently in therapy.
Marital and Premariatl
Trauma and PTSD
Age SpecialtiesAdults, Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13), Children (6 to 10)
Types of TherapyIndividuals
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Family / Marital
Structural Family Therapy