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Green Mountains

Maureen Maguire
MA, LPC

Mindfulness-based, trauma-informed psychotherapy

Offering in-person services in Kansas City, telehealth in Colorado and Missouri

for existing clients

616 E. 63rd St. Suite 106
Kansas City, Mo 64110

 
816.675.4822
(Calls only, no text)
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“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.” 

Thich Nhat Hanh

My Approach

Regardless of the approach used, I find that the most important element of therapy is giving my clients a non-judgemental space to explore their thoughts and feelings. While I am not an expert in every issue, identity, religion, or culture, I strive to humbly learn from my clients and to be affirming of diverse identities and perspectives. This means that I am LGBTQIA affirming, body positive, and sex positive. While I do not personally belong to any religion, I do practice spiritual principles that are common to all traditions.

Mindfulness-based

Become more aware of your thoughts, emotions, and what your body is telling you by tuning into the present moment.

Person-centered

I have a positive view of human nature, and see even dysfunctional behaviors as attempts to meet valid human needs. I aim to help you access your own internal wisdom and believe that every person’s journey is unique.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a skill-based therapy that includes 4 focus areas to alleviate suffering. These are: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Although DBT is often done in a group setting, I adapt some elements to individual therapy. DBT is particularly helpful for individuals who need help with emotion regulation, black and white thinking, and healthier coping mechanisms.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a well researched and evidence-based treatment for trauma and PTSD, including complex PTSD. EMDR is also effective for other issues, including depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, phobias and upsetting life events that you are struggling with (ie. a breakup, an embarrassing experience). Find more information here.

Internal Family Systems (IFS)-informed

IFS can help you understand the different aspects of your personality with more compassion and less judgment, and can help you care for and heal your inner child. The goal of IFS is ultimately to be guided by your true Self rather than, say, a critical or anxious part of yourself. This form of therapy can often include meditative components and visualization.

 

“Like the sun, the Self can be temporarily obscured, but it never disappears.” - Richard Schwartz, creator of IFS.

About Maureen (she/her)

I'm on this journey with you, and believe that personal growth is a life-long process. Learn more about my background and how I got here.

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Payment options 

  • $150 per 50 minute session

  • In-Network with Kaiser (for Colorado clients) and Lyra Health

  • All major credit cards, cash, Venmo, Zelle, HSA/FSA cards accepted

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Get in touch

I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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