Nateasa McGuire, LCSW
Lead Therapist at Evoke Therapy Intensives
Nateasa comes to Evoke with a clinical focus on trauma, attachment, and grief. She works well with clients who are seeking connection and needing to feel seen. Nateasa is highly relational in her approach and often uses irreverence and humor to warmly challenge her clients. She believes that therapy, much like life, involves equal parts laughter and tears. Nateasa incorporates trauma-informed modalities, playful and creative interventions, and intentional skill-building to support individualized therapeutic work. She has an affinity for those feeling anxious, reluctant, ambivalent, or cynical about therapy.
Education & Prior Work Experience
Nateasa is a midwesterner at heart. She grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and lived in Iowa long enough to finish two degrees from the University of Iowa. She double-majored in Sociology and Ethics & Public Policy and completed her Master of Social Work in 2016. She currently works in outpatient therapy in southern Utah where she does Play Therapy with children, Trauma-Focused CBT with adolescents, DBT with teens, and attachment-focused EMDR with adults. Prior to outpatient therapy, Nateasa worked in residential treatment where her appreciation for experiential, equine-assisted, and expressive art therapies grew. She currently volunteers with a local agency that provides first responder debriefing after critical incidents.
Curiosity is the primary strength of Nateasa’s therapeutic approach. She understands that people will intrinsically move toward healing and it’s best for the clinician to stay out of the way. Nateasa is affirming and views behavioral patterns through the lens of attachment. She values transparency and directness when provided from a place of attunement. Nateasa is eager to prepare her clients to feel comfortable with discomfort. She values the importance of tending to our past in an effort to better understand and nurture ourselves.
Nateasa continues to explore all the nature Utah has to offer. She is a dedicated runner and new to yoga. Nateasa is a lover of letter writing and museums. She enjoys traveling with her husband and never misses an opportunity to try a new coffee shop. In her house, you’ll find too many plants and a busy border collie. Nateasa has an entire Instagram account dedicated to mental health memes and is passionate about therapy being for everyone.