Cindy McGuire is a Niagara Counsellor/Therapist offering services for individuals and families throughout the Niagara Region. She has over 25 years’ experience in the field of social work within a variety of professional settings including: Regional Municipality of Niagara, Family and Children’s Services, and Niagara Falls Community Health Centre. Cindy was also the founder and director of Hannah House, Niagara’s first maternity home.

Now in private practice, Cindy uses a collaborative therapeutic approach to come alongside  her clients as they meet their unique goals. With compassion and caring, Cindy helps individuals experience personal growth.

 

Education

Master of Social Work, MSW (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Bachelor of Social Work, BSW (Niagara University)
Social Services Diploma (Niagara College)

 

Licence

Registered Social Worker with the Province of Ontario.

 

Professional Activities and Memberships

A member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Certified Grief Recovery Specialist Affiliated with the Grief Recovery Institute

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one."

C.S. Lewis

"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear."

C.S. Lewis

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

Francis of Assisi

A Good Conversation

As a counsellor I have been privileged to be able to walk alongside so many strong and courageous people throughout my private practice and social work career. I respect each person as an individual and realize they are each unique in their life situations, so no single therapy model will be the right fit for everyone. However, even though we are all individual and unique, we also have a great deal in common.

Through my counselling experience, I have noticed that the root cause for many individuals experiencing ongoing emotional distress has been a significant loss in their lives, resulting in grief. Losses come in many forms such as; loss of a loved one to death, strained family relationships, divorce, career change, financial loss, physical illness, relocation or the loss of a dream, such as how we thought the future was going to be. Whatever the loss, there is emotional pain connected, and left unresolved may prevent one from moving forward in a healthy and successful manner. After recognizing unresolved grief/loss as a root cause for so many individuals, I have become passionate and committed to helping them work through this emotional pain towards personal healing.

A Good Book

A Good Moment

A good moment for me is when I see an individual reach their goals through counselling so they may move forward in happiness, strength and personal peace. For me as a counsellor, there is no greater moment.