McGinnis Behavioral
Making Strong Families Stronger
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about the practice

To a different kind of psychology.




10/16/2019: OUT-OF-OFFICE

Family travel will take us largely off-grid from October 18th through the morning of the 21st. Messages will be read and returned early the week of the 21st. Meantime, potential new clients are welcomed to sign up here, and current clients may access the self-scheduling feature of the Client Portal here.




McGinnis & Weil’s (2019) presentation slides are now available in pdf format. Click HERE and enter your password to access them. Thank you for attending!

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Serving families across Florida via office visits and secure telehealth.


McGinnis Behavioral, based in Jupiter, Florida, offers world-class 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.

Our office within Jupiter's Three Palms Center

Our office within Jupiter's Three Palms Center


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

Gaming/device addiction

Lying to avoid consequences

Sleep and bedtime problems

morning routine

Depression, bereavement, coping

Peer and sibling conflict

Mild autism spectrum disorder

learning problems

homework routine

Habits, tics, Tourette

Picky eating, mealtime routine

Bedwetting (enuresis)

soiling (encopresis)

Marital tension

post-separation co-parenting

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, our 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.

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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.

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➤ Location

Three Palms Center

2141 S. Alternate A1A, Suite 330, Jupiter, Florida 33477