Joanna works with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of issues. She sees her clients as the experts in their own lives. She works with people to help them figure out what feeling better would look like for each person, and provides guidance to help them get there.

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.
To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.
-Mary Oliver

Guardian ad Litem/Parenting Coordinator

King and Snohomish Counties

Joanna is trained as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) and has experience in creating successful parenting plans, even in particularly complicated cases. With over 15 years of counseling experience, Joanna McGuire is skilled at listening to all sides of an issue and helping families come to solutions. She is also a child mental health specialist, and has particular expertise with children’s needs during divorce. She has worked in school settings and has knowledge of educational and developmental needs.

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward many are stronger in the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway