Panicha  McGuire

Panicha McGuire


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Doctor of Psychology, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California, Colorado, Hawaii Accepting Online

Now offering Modified Adult ADHD Testing via Telehealth!

Updated February 1, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Perfectionism

Professional statement

Welcome to Living Lotus Therapy! Dr. Panicha McGuire is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist™, extending her services to clients in California, Colorado, and Hawaii through telehealth. Her passion is firmly rooted in guiding children, teenagers, and young adults toward transformative experiences that pave the way for the realization of their aspirations. Dr. McGuire takes pride in maintaining an LGBTQIA+-affirming and neurodiversity-affirming practice, ensuring a safe space for the emotions of all individuals.

As a neurodivergent and neurodiversity-affirming psychotherapist, Dr. McGuire brings a distinctive perspective to her practice. Her objective for all clients is to co-create a safe haven for potent transformations within themselves and their relationships. She firmly believes that cultivating an authentic and collaborative relationship is pivotal in the shared journey. Dr. McGuire utilizes diverse, evidence-based practices such as DBT-informed, ACT, and play therapy. Experiential exercises play a prominent role, ensuring sessions transcend the confines of traditional talk therapy, making them dynamic and engaging.

A bit about Dr. McGuire outside of therapy:

Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, she now calls Honolulu, HI, home. Dr. McGuire's life includes delightful canine companions, ObiWan (yes, the Jedi!) and Nala (from Lion King!). Outside of work, she enjoys yoga, video games, and participating in events like Comic-Con and Wonder-Con with her spouse. Wholeheartedly embracing the title of the 'crazy plant lady,' Dr. McGuire is working towards creating a thriving oasis within the confines of her own space.

For those seeking a therapist who blends expertise with a unique perspective, reach out to Dr. McGuire today and schedule a free 15-minute consultation!

Message to clients

Hello and welcome! Before we go on this therapeutic journey together, I want to express my genuine excitement to be a part of your personal growth and well-being. My approach to therapy is rooted in creating a safe and affirming space where you can explore, express, and transform.

I understand that taking the step to seek therapy can be both courageous and vulnerable. I want you to know that I am here to support you every step of the way. Whether you're a child, teenager, young adult, or a parent seeking therapy for your child, my commitment is to provide a compassionate and understanding environment. I pride myself on fostering an LGBTQIA+-affirming and neurodiversity-affirming practice, ensuring that every individual, regardless of background or identity, feels valued and respected.

As we begin our sessions, my hope is that you feel empowered to share your thoughts and emotions openly. I believe in the transformative power of therapy, and my goal is to co-create a therapeutic alliance that facilitates positive changes in your life and relationships. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out beforehand. Your well-being is my top priority, and I'm here to support you on this path of self-exploration and healing.


ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Panicha McGuire is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $250

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

HSA via Stripe


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9AM-6PM
  • Tue 9AM-6PM
  • Wed 9AM-6PM
  • Thu 9AM-6PM
  • Fri 9AM-6PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11AM-7PM
  • Tue 11AM-7PM
  • Wed 11AM-7PM
  • Thu 11AM-7PM
  • Fri 11AM-7PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Hawaii)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8AM-4PM
  • Tue 8AM-4PM
  • Wed 8AM-4PM
  • Thu 8AM-4PM
  • Fri 8AM-4PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Living Lotus Therapy, Founder, Clinician, 2020 - Present
Thrive Therapy Studio, LMFT, 2018 - 2020
McAlister Institute KIVA Women and Children Residential Program, MFT Associate, 2017 - 2018
McAlister Institute Boys Teen Group Home, Program Manager, 2016 - 2017
Rady Children's Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry, MFT Intern, 2015 - 2016

Evergreen Certifications, ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider, 2023
Alliant International University, San Diego, PsyD Marital and Family Therapy, 2020
Association for Play Therapy, Registered Play Therapist, 2018
Alliant International University, San Diego, M.A. Marital and Family Therapy, 2016
University of California, Irvine, B.A. Psychology and Social Behavior, 2013


California: 111378

Colorado: .0002155

Hawaii: 787