"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are." - Carl Jung
Clear Skye Counseling
Susan Maguire, LCSW, PCC
Hello. I am a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), providing therapy and counseling to individuals experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, grief, relationship issues, low self-esteem, loss and other issues. I also offer career coaching to individuals wanting to enhance their work lives. Supporting people as they move forward in their lives is something that I feel honored to be able to do.
I specialize in working with women in midlife experiencing transitions and issues related to relationships, separation/divorce, "empty nest", career, health issues, retirement.
Counseling -- In my private practice, I provide counseling for individuals from diverse backgrounds. My previous experience includes clinical roles in outpatient mental health centers, hospital emergency services, pastoral counseling center, and federal government settings.
My Approach -- I use an integrated approach drawing from insight-oriented (psychodynamic), attachment, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) theories, as well as mindfulness, positive psychology and coaching perspectives. My style with clients is interactive, empathetic, focused, down to earth and humorous (when it fits the moment).
Career Coaching -- I am also a Professional Certified Coach and offer professional career coaching services to clients in the Washington area and worldwide (virtually). My first career path was in public relations, non-profits and television. Over time I realized that I wanted to help people to directly improve their lives and careers. In my work I've often found that my previous career experiences are relevant and helpful in working with clients on their work challenges.
On a Personal Note -- I love to travel and spend time in beautiful natural settings. I found the Isle of Skye in Scotland to be so memorable, it inspired the name of my company. Some favorite hobbies of mine are visiting art galleries, painting and photography. (Below are a few of my pieces.)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia (LCSW), Maryland (LCSW-C) and Washington, DC (LICSW)
MSW, Masters in Clinical Social Work -- Catholic University, Washington, DC
MA, Masters in Public Communication -- American University, Washington, DC
Clinical Program on Psychotherapy Practice, Post-graduate Psychodynamic Therapy training program. Washington School of Psychiatry (WSP)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate program (PESI)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training Mind-Body Medicine
Professional Training Program (Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Washington, DC)
Ongoing trainings in multiple clinical treatment methods/theories.