Maureen Magauran, MD

Maureen Magauran

Psychiatrist, MD

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments


Offers remote video sessions


Young adults / college students (18 - 24)

Specialties & expertise

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Medication tapering

  • Self-esteem

  • Mindfulness

  • Death and dying

  • Life coaching

  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Dr. Maureen Magauran is a board-certified Adult Psychiatrist in Danvers, MA who specializes in anxiety, depression, life transitions, and life coaching. She describes herself as a holistic Psychiatrist and practices a mind-body approach. With over 20 years of western medical training and ten years of training in meditation and eastern approaches, she brings a unique approach that allows her to treat the whole person, addressing the emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and behavioral factors that can directly affect health.

Dr. Magauran provides psychotherapy with or without medication management. She has particular expertise in implementing meditation-based practices and tools to help clients manage their symptoms without medication. She has helped many women who are interested in tapering off of psychiatric medications to find a natural balance. Many of her clients are mothers who are experiencing anxiety and/or depression or young adults in their 20s and 30s who are looking for support in navigating relationships and intimacy and/or exploring what they want out of life.

Dr. Magauran utilizes an eclectic treatment approach that includes all of the modalities she has been trained in. This includes mindfulness meditation, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and body-based therapies. She is also certified in Inner Space Techniques (IST), a guided meditation process that helps clients access deeper levels of consciousness outside of their busy mind so they see and experience how their present emotional blockages and conditioned behavior or negative patterns began.

Dr. Magauran brings over two decades of experience and has a deep understanding of how to tailor a treatment plan to fit with a client’s needs and goals. She has given numerous talks on death and bereavement and has training in improvisation to help clients in real-world ways as things come up, which is especially beneficial for individuals with depression and anxiety.

Dr. Magauran completed a Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy Fellowship at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and had Psychiatry specialty training at the Boston University Medical Center. She received her MD from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and her BA from Yale University. She looks forward to meeting you.


Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Death and dying – Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life coaching – Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals
Mindfulness – Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Medication tapering
Life transitions
– Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

General expertise

Existential crisis – Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Parenting – Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Spirituality & religion – Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Work stress


Dr. Magauran is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing/initial sessions: $400 (60min)

Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $350 - $400 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 

Therapist's note: Dr. Magauran can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.

Message to clients

“In my work, I draw on a range of tools—meditation, energy work, somatic therapy, mindfulness, and therapy training to help you unroot the toxic seeds in your life and mind, and feel like a better, brighter, lighter version of yourself.”

Treatment approaches

Existential Therapy Existential therapy is a therapy approach that both embraces human potential and recognizes human limitation. The breadth of existential theory falls into four major themes, which it sees as the root of most psychological problems: 1) Death, 2) Freedom (& Responsibility), 3) Isolation, and 4) Meaninglessness. (learn more)
Inner Space Techniques of Meditation (IST)Through emotional release and metaphysical opening, Inner Space Techniques of Meditation delivers lasting change and resolution of mental, emotional and energetic issues. (learn more)
Internal Family SystemsIFS is a type of therapy that views the mind as a combination of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities that interact with one another. IFS aims to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized and promote harmony among them. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Mindfulness Based Stress ReductionMindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBCR) brings together the healing benefits of meditation and yoga to reduce stress, anxiety, and autonomic responses. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Motivational interviewing Motivational interviewing is a form of collaborative conversation for strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change. It is a person-centered counseling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change by paying particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen an individual's motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person's own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. (learn more)

Education and work experience

Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Health Coach
Inner Space of Meditation Therapeutic Techniques
, IST Practitioner
Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Psychoanalytic psychotherapy fellowship
Boston University Medical Center,
Psychiatry specialty training
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
, MD
Yale University
, BA