Having practiced for more than 35 years in NYC, and now in White Plains, NY and Stamford, CT as well, I work primarily with patients suffering from panic attacks and/or other anxiety disorders and depression. These are highly treatable conditions and I see fairly rapid progress. I deal with issues that arise from patients' needs to avoid uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. I also teach assertiveness and communication skills to enhance relationships. Being successfully married for 40 years, I bring a wealth of personal experience to couples counseling. Therapy is centered on giving people the tools they need to move on and enjoy their lives.
I am a cognitive-behavioral therapist. Many of my patients left psychoanalysis because they weren't taught tools needed for change. I teach coping skills, relaxation techniques and rational thinking. I focus on the present, and am very goal oriented. With couples, I focus on conflict resolution and effective communication. Therapy is usually short term.
Having overcome panic attacks and depression myself, I am especially skilled in teaching others the techniques I have learned. Patients tell me that I understand where they are coming from and am very supportive. Although I am not in any networks, I offer special rates for seniors and those with "out of network" insurance coverage.
Call or Email Iris McGuire for a free phone consultation now - (646) 386-2143


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: City University of New York
  • Year Graduated: 1978
  • License No. and State: 006702 New York


  • Avg Cost (per session): $200 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: NYSPA, WCPA, ADAA, Albert Ellis Institute
  • Member Since: 0


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks,social anxiety,phobia


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • REBT
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 09 May 2014
Iris McGuire, PhD, Psychologist in New York

Iris McGuire

Psychologist, PhD