Rachel Maguire, MSW, LCSWA
Outpatient Psychotherapist in West Raleigh
Pronouns: they and she
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (P017565) and find great satisfaction in working as a therapist! I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with my masters in social work (MSW) in May 2022. I also received my undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill in May 2018, with a bachelor’s in both psychology and women’s & gender studies.
Finding a therapist can be overwhelming and scary, so first of all, I think it’s wonderful that you’ve made it to my page and are thinking of beginning therapy! That in and of itself is a step in the right direction. I find that I work well with anyone struggling with symptoms of mental illness (including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder), processing trauma or grief, undergoing life or relational transitions, exploring their gender or sexual identity, or is a survivor of gender violence. I also understand the emotional impact of online relationships, friendships, and community building, and enjoy working with folks immersed in online culture or who have online/long-distance support systems.
When approaching therapy, I use the perspective that you, the client, are the expert on yourself, I am the expert at providing therapy, and together we can combine our strengths to reach your therapy goals. I have experience using a variety of therapy modalities including long term modalities such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) and short term modalities such as Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). I combine techniques from the various modalities I am comfortable with to create an individualized “best-fit” treatment plan for the people I work with.
I work from an intersectional, strengths based perspective and am committed to fostering a strong therapeutic alliance with everyone that I work with, as that is the basis of healing in therapy. I, myself, am a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, am committed to anti-racist, intersectional work, and practice from a space of cultural humility. I am a firm believer that empowering people through therapy can help them overcome obstacles and develop resiliency that can help them create lives worth living.
If it sounds like we’d work well together, please send me an email or list me as your preferred provider on our “contact us” form! I look forward to meeting you!
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