Caitlin McGuinness is a licensed mental health counselor, certified accelerated resolution therapist, certified trauma treatment professional and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist. Experienced working with both adults and children, Caitlin is especially passionate about helping adolescent girls, ages 12-18, find their path.
Caitlin has several years of experience providing gender-responsive therapy in a school setting to adolescent girls, which has allowed her to gain an intimate understanding of the social pressures encountered at school and within peer groups.
In treating an array of mental health concerns, Caitlin prefers to focus less on diagnoses and more on the symptoms impacting the client’s day-to-day life. These can include anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, oppositional behaviors, poor communication skills, risky behaviors, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, intrusive thoughts of past trauma, etc. Caitlin believes in helping clients recognize and “own” their strengths, while also gently confronting where a client can improve. Part of this journey of growth typically involves effort from the family as a whole, and Caitlin is able to provide helpful and effective suggestions that nurture family relationships.
In addition to a host of traditional approaches, Caitlin offers Accelerated Resolution Therapy, or ART. It is a unique therapy that uses memory recall and rapid eye movements to reprogram how the brain stores traumatic memories. It is useful in treating post-traumatic stress (PTSD), anxiety, depression, grief, and phobias. What is most remarkable about ART is that a client is not required to speak about their trauma to see positive results. However, Caitlin provides a comforting and safe environment, should a client want to verbalize their memories.
Caitlin is also experienced in conducting comprehensive behavioral health assessments on children involved in the foster care system.
Caitlin earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminology from Florida State University and a Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Ball State University.
To reach Caitlin:
$135 per individual session
$145 per intake or ART session