Gera McGuire, MA, NCC, LMHC
Gera McGuire, MA, NCC, LMHC

A Look at Gera's Practice

Office Based Counseling Services

    I have an office in downtown Enumclaw where I provide group therapy, individual therapy, couples and family therapy in a tranquil, private setting.  Located at 1174 Myrtle Street, Suite 106, my office is in the downtown district of Enumclaw just 2 blocks from the bus route and 1 block away from the public library and a convenient public parking lot.

Premarital Counseling

Every beginning deserves nurturing and preparation. Studies show that the divorce rate in America is now 50% for first time marriages and up to 75% for remarriages. However, couples who devote themselves to working on their relationship can strengthen their relationship and set the course for healthy, happy years to come.  I offer premarital couples assessments and follow up therapy specifically designed for the indiual couple focusing on their specific strengths and areas for growth. You've found each other and I'm here to help you stay together! 

Pre-Adoption and Pre-Foster Care Counseling

One of the biggest and happiest opportunities in life can be the choice of adopting or fostering a child.  As a foster-adopt parent and foster mother, I know the joys and challenges that come with this territory very well. 

 

I provide prospective adoptive and fostering parents a wonderful assessment prior to the beginning of your journey on this new path to help you prepare for your child.  I also offer counseling services before, during and after the transition for parents as well the child.

 

Foster children inherently need additional support and nurturing and counseling can provide the child and the foster parents with support and education to help make the experience a very healthy and enjoyable one.

 

After a child is adopted, they may present with psychological, physical, behavioral and emotional needs that can benefit from individual or family therapy.  This is common and parents need to understand that they are not necessarily doing anything wrong to cause it.  Counseling can provide a space to explore these issues and find ways to help you and your child grow and flourish.

PREPARE-ENRICH Counseling

As a PREPARE-ENRICH facilitator, I am able to provide assessment and counseling services to couples who are preparing for marriage, wanting to improve their marriage or considering divorce.  The PREPARE-ENRICH program has helped over 3 million couples strengthen and improve their relationship.  This program begins with a couple assessment that provides very individualized feedback about your strengths and areas of growth as a couple.  Together we work on ways to address the concerns and bolster the strengths you already have to improve and nurture your relationship.  

 

For more information about the program, please see the website at https://www.prepare-enrich.com .

Consultation Services

Early childhood mental health consultation involves working collaboratively with early care and education staff, programs and families to improve their ability to prevent, identify, and respond to mental health issues among children in their care. This is not a therapeutic service, per se, but an indirect approach to reducing problem behaviors in young children and, more broadly, promoting positive social and emotional development. Please contact me for more information regarding how you would like to utilize this service.

Workshops

The Good Grief Workshop Series

 

I am not currently offering this series at this time.  Interested individuals or organizations may contact me to discuss future opportunities for this workshop.

 

Customized Workshops

 

I am happy to consult with you to provide psychoeducational workshops for your group, school, employer or organization.  Topics which I have presented on the past include but are not limited to professional mental health trainings, complicated grief, parenting education, self-esteem and siblings of special needs children.  Please contact me to discuss your needs and how I can assist you in delivering a quality and enjoyable presentation.

Wasington State Approved Supervisor

Supervision and Professional Consultation

 

I am a Washington State Approved Supervisor for post-graduate Licensed Mental Health Professionals.  Licensed associates who are obtaining their clinical hours for full LMHC licensure are able to contract with me for weekly supervision which counts towards the required minimum of 100 hours of immediate supervision.  Access to office space to conduct direct counseling hours may also be available.  Please contact me to arrange a time for us to discuss and design an individualized supervisory experience to help you move towards licensure.  

Presentations

I am able to conduct presentations for a diverse group of clients.  Presentations can be tailored for your organization, church, youth rally, school, work group or team. Topics I have presented on included: sexual assault awareness for teens, self-esteem for middle schoolers, negotiating through young widowhood, "bucket filling" (sharing kindness) for elementary school youth, and stress reduction for behavioral health care providers. We will talk about your presentation needs and design a session accordingly.  Please contact me to discuss how I can help your group.

Distance Counseling

Distance counseling is only available to those who are 18 years of age and older. Prior to receiving distance counseling services, prospective clients must consult with me to  be screened for eligibility as well as to discuss the terms and conditions that apply to these services. If it is determined that distance counseling is appropriate, clients must submit written verification to the terms and conditions before services are rendered.  Please contact me if you would like to set up a time to see if this option is a good fit for your mental health needs.

 

Contact Me

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 44

Black Diamond, Washington 98010

 

Office Location:

1174 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 106

Enumclaw, Washington

 

Phone: 360-469-4179

gera.mcguire@geramcguire.com

Appointment Times

Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Friday - Saturday

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

 

Sunday

Closed

 

5/15/19  I am currently not taking new patients.  Please check back for updated hours and availability.

 

 

 

24-Hour King County Crisis Line

1-866-427-4747



Client Forms

New client? Please complete the inital paperwork prior to your first visit. New client forms are available as PDF downloads on this here.

Learn your rights under HIPAA and how your personal health information may be used or shared by health professionals.  

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