Serving families across Florida via office visits and secure telehealth.
McGinnis Behavioral, based in Jupiter, Florida, offers high-quality science-based care, personalized service, and insistence on family involvement.
Our brand of behavioral health - behavioral pediatric and family psychology - is quite unique. We solve everyday problems in the everyday life of strong families who want to be stronger. And often in much less time than you'd think. The approach is positive, supportive, and empowering.
Our practice is intentionally small and comfortable with the identity and ethics of a small family business. Our family is here for yours.
Parents, educators, and multidisciplinary professionals seek our help with the following concerns, among others, for kids of all ages:
Anxiety, fears, phobias
school avoidance, selective mutism
ADHD, oppositional behavior
Anger, defiance, aggression
Seatbelt refusal, car behavior
Lying to avoid consequences
Sleep and bedtime problems
Depression, bereavement, coping
Peer and sibling conflict
Mild autism spectrum disorder
Habits, tics, Tourette
Picky eating, mealtime routine
Sitter/nanny Training and support
teacher/para training and support
I have been blessed to witness Dr. McGinnis' treatment effectiveness, integrity, knowledge, and overall reverence for his families and the field of behavioral psychology.
He is a leading expert and scholar in the treatment of childhood behavioral and emotional problems. I hold him and his work in the highest regard!
- Dr. Jason Gallant, psychologist, Oviedo, Florida
Dr. McGinnis has made it his life's work to develop and offer a systematic yet flexibly tailored approach that profoundly improves effectiveness, efficiency, and durability of treatment while reducing the overall cost to families.
While individual counseling may be included, his approach features collaborative, short-term, solution-focused coaching for parents rather than secretive long-term counseling for children. Counterintuitively, progress does not necessarily depend on whether the child or teen opens up or wants to participate, for parents are seen as their children’s best therapists and are given the tools they need to bring about the changes they seek.
Distance and busy schedules can make it difficult for families to access needed services.
McGinnis Behavioral helps families overcome these challenges by offering the convenience of telehealth (videoconferencing using your computer, tablet, or smartphone using a secure platform consistent with HIPAA and HITECH requirements). Families across Florida, Delaware, and elsewhere may attend their appointments online, right on their smartphone, and receive ongoing support in between appointments. If you have Cigna insurance, Cigna will very likely cover your telehealth appointments like an in-person appointment.
McGinnis Behavioral also offers the convenience of a Client Portal, accessible via any browser or smartphone, which allows families to book appointments online if they prefer and access handouts and invoices as needed.
More on this important feature of our practice may be found under the Current Clients link.
From our Q+A page:
DO YOU BLAME PARENTS FOR THEIR CHILDREN'S MISBEHAVIOR?
Over thousands of families over more than 20 years of full-time clinical experience, Dr. McGinnis has only met good families who appropriately sought his help. Good parents are the ones who seek help when needed, after all.
Whereas some behavioral health practitioners regrettably tend to see parents as the problem, McGinnis Behavioral sees parents as the solution, meeting families where they are and cheerfully helping them move to where they want to be. Management styles, for example, may need some readjusting depending upon the child's particular temperament and life experiences. It's not about what's right or wrong or good or bad as much as it is about what's more effective.
Very little time is spent talking about the past. Instead, with an eye to the future we want, it’s all about the present and what we do within it.
Three Palms Center
2141 S. Alternate A1A, Suite 330, Jupiter, Florida 33477