Currently accepting clients for virtual and hybrid (virtual/in-person) appointments.


I am a Therapist and Registered Social Worker who has been providing care to children, youth and families in Toronto for 8 years in a variety of settings. The majority of my career has been spent supporting youth and their families who have struggled to find support in other therapeutic spaces and/or are facing systemic barriers to care. I strive to create a therapeutic space where people feel heard and that they are guiding their own healing journey. 


As a white, queer and trans person, I base my work in anti-oppressive and liberatory values. This means that I reflect on and acknowledge inherent power dynamics present in therapy sessions, and make space to navigate these dynamics as needed. I also see the person I am working with as knowledgeable and an active participant in therapy. 


On top of my Master’s in Social Work, I have an undergraduate degree in Drama in Education and Community. Through this I have training in: play, puppetry, movement, acting, therapeutic clowning, children’s theatre, improvisation for self-development, theatre of the oppressed and lots more! When I am working with people of all ages, we may explore play, movement, and arts-based activities in our therapy space. I have a diploma in Child and Youth Work, and I have also completed the Trauma Certificate through Wilfrid Laurier University. 


My therapeutic approach is relational, attachment and trauma focused. I use models of healing that create space for personal story building/restructuring, and gaining respect for the ways the body and mind have survived. I use psychoeducation to help people feel informed about mental health. I work collaboratively, with the understanding that I may bring a certain expertise, but that everyone has knowledge about their own healing.


I am trained in Attachment Based Family Therapy, EMDR,  and Trauma Assessment and Intervention. I also have training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Brief/Short-Term/Solution Focused Therapy, Structural Dissociation Theory and Internal Family Systems Theory, and somatic therapy approaches. 


My areas of focus are:


  • Trauma and Systemic Oppression

  • Gender Identity

  • Sexual Orientation

  • Family Conflict

  • Peer Relationships

  • Aggressive Behaviour

  • Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders

  • Self-harm and Suicidality 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Psychosis


I focus on working with:


  • Children and youth (5+)

  • Young adults 

  • Families



Individual: $150/50 minutes 

Family: $200/75 minutes. 


I am a registered provider with the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program (NIHB).


Sliding Scale is not available at this time.


I work in-person at the Healing Collective on Saturdays. You can contact The Healing Collective or email givingspacehealingco@gmail.com to set up a free 20 minute phone consultation to see if we might be a good fit.

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Name:Heath McGuire


Specialty: Gender affirming care, Children and families, Anti-oppressive practice, Trauma informed/focused, Queer identities

Degree:Masters of Social Work