MARTA MCGUINNESS, MA, NCC, LCPC, CADCClinical Director ext. 105
Marta has been treating adolescents, young adults and their families for over twenty years. Teens and emerging young adults who struggle with mood disorders, self-destructive behaviors such as substance abuse, non-suicidal self injury, and anger still need their parents to assist them in the recovery process. Her focus on the family system and Gottman 1-3 couples therapy training allows her to be effective in helping parents improve their relationships and help their children.
During the therapy process she assists clients in discovery of their strengths, building support system, and developing healthy lifestyle to set the foundation for life success. She also incorporates client’s spiritual beliefs into the treatment protocol in order to holistically address their needs.
In addition to working with adolescents, young adults and their families she works in private practice with adults suffering from mood disorders as well as couples using Gottman methods. Born in Poland, Marta has been a social worker in the old country, is fluent in the Polish language and has developed multicultural sensitivity. Her evidence-based approach allows her to effectively address emotional and behavioral issues for clients from diverse backgrounds.
Marta is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) with a Master of Arts (MA) in clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) from Grace College and is a certified addictions counselor (CADC). Marta also completed Gottman method level 1-3 trainings in couples counseling. Marta provides individual and group supervision to outside Licensed Professional Counselors seeking supervision in order to obtain their clinical license.
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
The National Certified Counselor is the premier certification for the counseling profession. NCCs have voluntarily met high national standards for the practice of counseling. They are competent in skills such as human growth and development, social and cultural foundations, helping relationships, group counseling, career counseling, assessment, research and program evaluation, and professional counseling.