Dr. Guinan, a clinical psychologist, has been affiliated with Wall Street Psychologists since 1983, and has been Director of the practice since 1986. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross, and his Masters and Doctorate from Fordham University.
After being licensed as a psychologist, Dr. Guinan completed a four year postgraduate training program at the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He was an associate attending member of the medical staff of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Sleepy Hollow, New York, from 1976 until 2006.
Dr. Guinan approaches psychotherapy as a unique encounter with each individual. Each of us forms a core set of attitudes and expectations about dealing with others, and those in turn both shape and reflect how we view ourselves. Many of these attitudes and expectations are so ingrained that we remain unaware of them. In therapy, they can be uncovered and explored in the safe and affirming relationship with the therapist. Expectations which are counterproductive or harmful can be recognized, and better outlooks and strategies cultivated. The wishes and goals of the patient guide the process, while the therapist helps build the awareness which allows change and growth to take place.