Maggie McGuire PhD

Phone: 802-472-6694, ext 1

Maggie McGuire, Ph.D.

SPECIALTY: Adults, Couples, Groups

Maggie McGuire, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, child & family therapist, somatic psychotherapist and longtime practitioner of Buddhism and indigenous healing practices. Certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Trauma), BodyMind Centering® (Practitioner, Teacher), Resonant Kinesiology, and trained in EMDR, Reiki, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Feldenkrais & Alexander work, yoga, hypnotherapy & Gestalt, she incorporates narrative approaches, body-centered techniques, and mindfulness in the psychological healing process. She has worked extensively for the past 40 years with traumatic stress, attachment-based disturbances, and life-threatening illness, and brings a heartfelt presence to the process of recovering our wise and compassionate nature. As clinical director of the Wellspring Institute, she supervises clinicians in training, and offers professional trainings.


Ph.D., Clinical Counseling, Union Graduate School, Cincinnati, OH, 1985
M.S., Special Education, Lesley College Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, 1974
B.S., Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1969

In addition to my formal education, I have attended numerous seminars and trainings on the areas of interest presented below. I continue to pursue educational opportunities in order to enhance and inform my helping techniques and understanding.

  • Process-Oriented Psychotherapy – An approach that facilitates a variety of ways of knowing – ways of thinking, perceiving, experiencing, and acting that enable openness, acceptance and responsiveness to life.
  • Body-Centered Psychotherapy – An approach that facilitates embodied awareness – mindful explorations of sensing, feeling, and action that underlie how the body/mind processes information and integrates emotional and cognitive meaning-making.
  • Self-Relational Psychotherapy – A framework that considers the fundamental nature of self as a relational being, integrating body, mind, spirit and relationship within a neuro-developmental process; includes resolution of impaired attachment relationships.
  • Traumatic Stress – Working with the effects of trauma in ways that stabilize the reactive mind and carefully disentangle the sticky web of defensive patterns that naturally arise when safety eludes us and we are overwhelmed by threat of harm.
  • Connecting to the sacred in everyday life.

Vermont Psychological Association, Member
Body/Mind Centering Association, Member