About me

Hi there,

Congrats on coming to therapy. It can be a hard first step. Welcome! I hope you find someone who is just the right match for you. Here's a little info about me to see if we might be a fit.

My name is Megan and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryland. I am a client-centered therapist meaning I want the focus of therapy to be on you and what meets your needs. I am also a Play Therapist. Are you thinking: "Isn't that just for kids?" It's a fair question. Nope. I'm here to tell you that I believe and the research supports that everyone can benefit from playful expression and finding ways to express themself that are comfortable and joyfilled. It doesn't mean therapy will be all fun and games - it can be hard work, but I believe that finding ways to do it through art, humor, play, drama, creativity, and joyful movement can be healing and helpful. I also have a strong belief in mindfulness and soothing our physiology to help support our mentality.

I have worked with clients on a variety of goals including supporting anxiety or depression, managing home and workplace stressors, improving parenting, processing childhood trauma, processing experiences of foster care, adoption, and other concerns of changed or changing family structures, and working towards more fulfilling career goals.

My goal is create a peaceful, productive environment that puts you at ease in order to do your best healing and growth. I want to use my knowledge of mental health, sense of humor, truth-telling, productivity, and realism to help you change your life for the better.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MD LCPC LC11897


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Megan Lestino. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Megan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Megan is wonderful and she has been the perfect fit as my therapist. I trust her entirely and look forward to our sessions each week. She came into my life when I was at rock bottom and with her help, I’ve reclaimed my life. Knowledgeable , kind, friendly, compassionate, caring, smart, thoughtful…. Megan is all of these things plus more!!

Written on Oct 27, 2022 after therapy with Megan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

She has helped me out so much already and she is an amazing therapist. She truly listens to what I need and teaches me a lot of great advice on how to succeed

Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Megan for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have been seeing Megan for over two months now and I truly look forward to our time together. She is always there to help me think bigger and dig dipper. She also helps me see other alternatives that I have not considered. Megan has helped me learn that there is value in my own wants, needs, and desires.

Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Megan for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Megan is very understanding, easy to talk to and shares great resources and tools for self-development and improvement. I look forward to and enjoy my time connecting with Megan. She has been instrumental in me processing and moving on from my divorce.

Work with me!