Megan Jernigan

(MS, LCMHC, (formerly, LPC), NCC)
Therapist Megan Jernigan Photo

About Me

Hello. I graduated from East Carolina University with a Master’s of Science in Counselor Education in 2013. I completed my undergraduate studies in Family and Community Services, with a split concentration in psychology and special education. I also have an Autism add-on certificate. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor and member of the NBCC. I have resided in North Carolina all my life and enjoy the beaches, mountains, and in between. I have been working in mental health since 2003 in a variety of settings, including mental health agencies, in-home services, school settings, private practice, and residential and group homes. I have worked with individuals, helping them overcome issues such as anxiety, depression, loss and grief, life transitions, past-trauma, substance abuse, negative habits, interpersonal relationship problems, family stressors, parental concerns, and executive functioning.
As a professional counselor, I prefer to provide a trauma-informed eclectic and integrated approach to counseling services based on the needs of the individual. The theoretic background that I most often utilize is an Integrated Approach of Solution-Focused Therapy with an accommodative integration of additional theories, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Reality Therapy. I like to assign out-of-therapy “homework” and encourage one to monitor progress towards goals. In therapy, we will likely identify stressors and triggers, apply positive coping skills and identify negative coping skills, address family patterns and life scripts or working models, and practice exercising mindfulness and building reflective capacity. I look forward to helping you achieve your happiness.


Specialties

  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #10705 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by T.O. on Jul 08, 2021 after counseling with Megan for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Megan is very patient and listens to my concerns, she helps me feel at ease about my concerns and how to address them.

Written by T.I. on Feb 10, 2021 after counseling with Megan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Megan makes me feel seen, heard, and validated. I'm thankful that Megan was my first counseling experience on this journey because I was really scared, but she is so easy to talk to.

Written by B.E. on Oct 28, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 2 months

Megan was positive and a good listener. We often planned what the focus would be for the next session but I liked how she always checked in at the beginning of our session if there was anything else that came up during the week that we should handle first. I've dug some into my childhood which has helped me better understand myself, my behavior, my responses, and perspectives.

Written by D.U. on Sep 14, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 7 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Awesome! Truly a blessing to work with Megan in my situation and look forward to growing !

Written by T.A. on Sep 12, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and adhd

Megan has been able to listen and pinpoint specific goals to help me in the process as well as helping me to recognize different habits and behaviors that have otherwise been overlooked. She has also helped me work on believing in myself and knowing some behaviors from others should not be tolerated. We are still in the beginning process of counseling and have a lot more to dive into, but what we have its been life changing. I highly recommend Megan. The book she has recommended I went out and purchased and has been eye opening as well as the worksheets being extremely helpful. Very much worth the investment.

Written by M.I. on Jul 06, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Megan was really helpful counseling me on a number of things. She was great at exploring events and traumas throughout my childhood and adolescence which contributed to issues I have with intimacy, attachment, and self esteem. She worked with me to bring awareness to these things and how they could be negatively impacting my interpersonal and romantic relationships. She also helped me recognize addictive tendencies I have and identify triggers that lead to dangerous pleasure seeking behaviors. She educated me on how to communicate my feelings more effectively and clearly. This has lead to improvement and less tension in my relationships and allowed me to deepen my emotional bond with others. For anyone who is considering therapy/teletherapy I would recommend Megan. She is an upbeat kind hearted individual who seems the good in people and helps them become a better version of themselves.

Written by L.I. on Jul 06, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Megan is extremely knowledge, reliable and helpful in all aspects of her counseling. She has helped me a great deal in the months that we have worked together. I appreciate her being there for me during some difficult times and being so willing to listen and give me feedback. I think she is amazing and a great counselor!!!

Written by E.R. on Jul 01, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 4 months

This being my first time using tele-therapy, I was not sure what to expect. Megan exceeded my expectations and more. She is very good at listening to what you have to say and I’ve never felt like I couldn’t tell her something. She provides very sound advice and helps me to think about situations from different perspectives. She is timely, and professional and I felt like each session was very productive from start to finish. I would recommend Megan to anyone.

Written by K.A. on Feb 22, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Uses a lot of resources to assist in the process. Very knowledgeable and listens well when needed to. A great experience so far.