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Olivia McGuffog


Olivia McGuffog, M.A., LPC, NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Coach who currently resides in New York City. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications at the University of Maryland. She went on to achieve a Master of Arts in School Counseling with the qualifications to become a Licensed Professional Counselor at Fairfield University. 

Olivia is currently a Focus learning specialist in a special education school in Manhattan. She is equipped to work with a range of ages, from toddlers to young adults. She specializes in providing emotional, behavioral, and academic guidance, in addition to offering counseling services targeting the areas of executive functioning, social skills, and general problem-solving. Her passion lies in reaching clients of all ages and needs in a direct and personable dynamic. She believes in the power of one-on-one counseling and understanding each client on an individualized level.


“The impulse to heal is real and powerful and lies within the client. Our job is to evoke that healing power… and support it in its expression and development. We are not the healers. We are the context in which healing is inspired.”
- Ron Kurtz


“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness...Trauma is about loss of connection—to ourselves, our bodies, our families, to others, and to the world around us. This disconnection is often hard to recognize because it doesn't happen all at once but rather over time.”
- Peter Levine


“A lot of people assume that having OCD means liking things organized or hating germs. It tends to be treated like a quirk or an endearing trait. But it's so much more than that. It's the one thing that prohibits me from being free of myself.” - Whitney Amazeen


“Think of having ADHD in this way… You have a ‘Ferrari’ brain but with ‘Chevy’ brakes.”
- Jonathan Mooney