Megan Heary

(LCPC, NCC, CADC)

About Me

Hello! My name is Megan Heary. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor who graduated from Adler University with my masters in counseling and a specialization in forensic psychology. Additionally, I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor (CADC). Since becoming a therapist, I have worked in a number of treatment settings including outpatient treatment, drug court programs, and residential treatment facilities. In addition to treating substance use disorders, I am passionate for treating compulsive behaviors of any kind and have experience working with patients who struggle with eating disorders, self-injury, OCD, trichotillomania, as well as sex and love addictions. My primary work experience is at the residential/inpatient level of care and I have worked in a number of trauma-informed facilities performing individual, group, and family therapy. I have treated adolescents, young adults, and adults and has a particular passion for treating patients who live with co-occurring disorders. My well-rounded experience make me a perfect fit if you are seeking support for post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, substance use, personality disorders, and mood disorders. I continue to expand on my education and experience and I am interested in becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

When treating addictions, I incorporate modern 12-step concepts as I understand that the Big Book is limited in it’s approach to supporting persons of color and female identifying persons. Additionally, I have a strong DBT and ACT theoretical orientation incorporating evidence-based skills of mindfulness and emotion regulation in all my sessions. For those seeking treatment for eating disorders, I am an advocate for the Health at Every Size movement and follows an All Foods Fit model. I combine humor and laughter with unwavering empathy and support in each session while creating a safe environment for personal growth and change to take place.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Body Image , Co-morbidity , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180.012657 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by P.H. on Jun 20, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I was initially a bit hesitant, being unsure if I'd like this platform for receiving therapy. I love it! It's so convenient! And the journaling aspect allows me to capture my thoughts as I have them for my therapist to read as it's convenient for her. Megan is very qualified, empathic, and has great active listening skills. She is able to make connections between various behaviors and offer constructive feedback to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. I highly recommend BetterHelp and Megan Heary.

Written by R.I. on Jun 14, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

Megan uses her expertise to provide amazing support as she helps you along your journey to a better you. She is just what I needed!

Written by M.O. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

My counselor listens and responds to me with compassion and great competence. She quickly helped me to identify and articulate some of the trauma-related psychological symptoms I struggle with and has created a healing/treatment plan for us to follow. She is obviously experienced and well-read. My work with her so far makes me feel hopeful about the possibility of a healthier, happier future. I would recommend her without hesitation. Thank you Meg!

Written by A.S. on Jun 08, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I find Megan very easy to talk to. I was very nervous about starting therapy for the first time and since our first conversation she’s been wonderful making me feel comfortable and confident in her.

Written by S.Y. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

In a difficult time I needed somebody to help me process through hard to handle emotions. Megan was very helpful, she listened to what I needed and is helping me in my journey.

Written by A.N. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Megan is extremely helpful and offers wonderful insight to help me!

Written by A.N. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

At first I was very nervous signing up for therapy and nervous to reach out for help but within the first 5 mins of our first meeting she made me feel completely comfortable to open out she is an amazing therapist, she’s very helpful!

Written by N.I. on May 31, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Megan has helped me a lot in a short amount of time. She is a great listener and extremely compassionate. She makes me feel like things will get better, when I did not before.

Written by E.M. on May 30, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, and self esteem

I love Megan. She takes time to listen to my concerns and validate what I am feeling.