Megan Balcarczyk

(LMHC)

About Me

Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York, and earned my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2012. I have a total of 6 years counseling experience during which I have worked with a wide variety of individuals, including those dealing with issues of substance abuse, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders.

My counseling style is a combination of warm and empathetic, along with tactful honesty and accountability. I believe in mutual respect and compassion. I encourage my clients to be honest with me and if something is not working, to speak up and tell me. I believe in allowing my clients to take ownership of their therapy and gain skills in advocating for themselves. I also believe in understanding the human condition of imperfection and the idea that we all make mistakes. I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, psycho-education, motivational interviewing, and humanistic treatment approaches.

It takes a great amount of courage to ask for help. I know how healing it is to tell your story and to really begin to have an understanding of where our struggles originated. I also know the healing power of knowing that we have control and the ability to move forward and find solutions for our lives. My goal is to help empower you to improve what is working well for you and give you the tools to help change what is not working for you.

I look forward to starting this new journey with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #006635 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Reviews

Written by W.I. on Dec 12, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 7 months

She's fantastic, I'm a returning customer if that says anything. She has been unimaginably helpful, And it's just nice to have someone to talk to sometimes...

Written by D.A. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Extremely helpful and very supportive. I wish I knew about this app and had Megan as counselor sooner. Talking with her is something I am very grateful for and I look forward to our weekly chats.

Written by E.L. on Jun 14, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I'm a writer, and therapy with Megan using the text feature has turned out to be a revelation. I feel bad for her to have to read all I write, but she manages to ask good questions and keep track well enough of all the moving parts. Very helpful.

Written by K.R. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve only had Megan as my counselor for a small amount of time but it’s already helped so much. She’s easy to talk to, she listens, and she knows what to ask to get thing out of you that you didn’t know were in you. She’s really giving me a lot of hope and I always look forward to our sessions.

Written by N.A. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 8 months

Meagan is amazing. She is empathetic and offers value advice.

Written by S.Y. on Mar 25, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Extremely knowledgeable and patient, I appreciate her help :)

Written by D.E. on Oct 23, 2019 after counseling with Megan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Megan has been a great help! She makes sure to check up on me when I do not message and she works the problem with me so that I can deal with situations better. She is a really good counsellor!

Written by S.A. on Sep 10, 2019 after counseling with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Just started but already really excited to see how this impacts my life. Megan is great so far!

Written by A.R. on Aug 01, 2019 after counseling with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Megan was great in helping me talk through my anxiety and relationship problems and helped me have a clearer understanding of my mental health in a short period of time.