James Maguire

(JD, MA, CSP)

About Me

Hi
My name is Jim Maguire. I am a Board- Certified Mental Health Therapist and have a New Jersey issued license as a Professional Counselor. (LPC). I have over 20 years of Counseling experience -working with children, adults and families. In addition to working as a School Counselor and School Psychologist, I also worked as an Alcohol and Drug therapist at a leading Mental Health Hospital in New Jersey.
At this point in time, I am providing services in person and via Telehealth. I understand that it is not easy to recognize the need and to take the step of asking for help. My personal and family experience is such that I fully understand the obstacles faced in seeking help from a professional. Seeking help, I have come to believe, is a sign of strength not weakness.
I do not strictly adhere to any one Therapeutic model. I do like Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Therapy, as well as several other models of therapy. There is not a “one size fits all,” therapy, therefore, I am comfortable in integrating appropriate aspects of many therapeutic models.
Regardless of the model, I am a strong believer that the most important thing in helping others is an empathetic therapeutic alliance. To paraphrase a quote from education: “People don’t care what you know, until they know that you care.”
I look forward to working with you.

Jim Maguire


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #37PC00040300 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with James for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

James has been very helpful for me and my husband. I love how engaged he is and follows through with few exercises to continue the work we need to do for our therapy process. He is very gentle and helps us understand where the other person is coming from; a really good mediator. I will say he is one of the best I have had and I have seen many therapist and coaches.