Dr. Rick McGuckin holds a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) and is a Board-Certified Marriage and Family Therapist who has been in private practice since 1985.
For the past 32 years, Dr. McGuckin has successfully counseled adults and adolescents and has helped them put their lives back in balance.
Dr. McGuckin has specialized in working with men and women who struggle with the following:
- Alcoholism and substance addiction
- Various other mental health issues
His desire to work with individuals in substance abuse treatment facilities comes from firsthand experience of how and when the disease started, as well as the toll the disease can have on a family.
Often, people who suffer from addiction have a secondary diagnosis, such as depression, anxiety, or bi-polar disorder. In these cases, Dr. Rick works closely with psychiatry to stabilize the client’s mood and clear their thinking.
As the Clinical Director of Fresh Start of California, Dr. McGuckin carries a belief system that is founded on identification, support, and the education that individuals are able to turn their lives around and begin a new path.