Counseling for Mental Health 

Individuals, Adolescents, Children Couples & Families

Why counseling?  If you could wave a magic wand and be free of one problem, think about how your life would be different.  Counseling is about producing change.  Change your relationship with your "self" and others, reduce stress, control your thoughts, see new insight and modify behaviors.  These are the keys to mental health and wellness.  It helps to have a navigator guide the process using treatment plans and tracking progress.  Communication is a specialized skill used in counseling to collaborate with clients and improve lives.  The mind controls the body and physical wellness starts with mental health.

"We drive into the future using only our rear view mirror."  -Marshall McLuhan

Ryan McGuire, LPC was educated at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology.  He returned to his home town to further his education with a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT.  Ryan is motivated by providing creative interventions and support to clients as they improve their mental health, achieve goals, and increase life satisfaction.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Ryan has a background counseling children and families involved in group homes, clients with Autistic Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), mood disorders (Bipolar I&II), Psychological Trauma (PTSD), Adjustment Issues, Anxiety & Depression. Ryan's experience working with clients of all ages recovering from mental illness and addiction forms the basis of his expertise as a professional counselor.

Mission Statement
The mission of this practice is to provide professional "person-centered" counseling in a comfortable setting with emphasis on respect, mental health recovery, empowering clients to achieve their goals and improving community wellness.

Billing and Fees

Now accepting Cigna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield & Medicaid (Husky) 

Therapeutic counseling services covered by health insurance plans differ. Plans including benefits for (OON) Out-of Network Providers may reimburse for services once a deductible is met.  I encourage clients to call the insurance company and ask for an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) for specific details regarding insurance coverage for mental health counseling/behavioral health/psychotherapy.

"Sliding-scale" rates are available for those who wish to self-pay for *privacy, lack of insurance, and affordability.  Health Savings Account (HSA) cards are accepted.

*Confidentiality, empathy, and respect are paramount principles of this counseling practice.  All paperwork is electronically encrypted using banking level encryption software to maximize security.