"At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end". My experience is in counseling individuals with depression and anxiety disorders while developing a positive, empathetic, non- judgmental and trusting therapeutic relationship. I have a background in working with youth and young adults with learning disabilities, ADHD, depression, and autism spectrum disorders.
My theoretical approach is based on cognitive behavioral therapy, a talking therapy. The therapy aims to solve problems concerning dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and cognitions through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure in the present. The goal is to modify one's thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions, and to change one's usual pattern of behavior. I also do self esteem building, goal setting, learning positive self talk, solution focused therapy, problem solving, and building confidence and self worth.
I also do executive coaching and career counseling which involves working with a client to reach a specific goal in their professional development. The specific areas of coaching may include career transition, interpersonal and professional communication, performance management, organizational effectiveness, managing career and personal changes, enhancing strategic thinking, and dealing effectively with conflict.
I have experience in working with couples with relationship and marital difficulties. The focus of this therapy is building positive communication, identifying problem areas in the communication process, identifying emotional needs in a relationship, setting relationship goals, and learning to problem solve and compromise in order to reach resolutions in arguments.
I have a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh and 14 years in the field counseling individuals. I love what I do and I feel that therapy can be such a positive investment. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
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Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Megan for 4 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I've been working with Megan for a couple years and it's helped me so much mentally.
Written on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Megan for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Megan is extremely compassionate, empathetic and understanding. She does her best to understand my complicated situation. I'm very grateful to have been paired with her.
Written on Oct 02, 2018 after therapy with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder
Megan is super supportative and non judgemental. She goes the extra mile to be accommodating for scheduling. I often need night time hours and she makes it happen. I would highly recommend her. It's so nice to be able to talk to someone while at home instead of going into an office. It makes a huge difference.
Written on Aug 30, 2018 after therapy with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career
Megan is wonderful. She is patient, kind, understanding, and always takes the time to write extensive messages about ways to help those who are struggling with their inner demons. She is absolutely amazing.
Written on May 05, 2018 after therapy with Megan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem
Megan is amazing! She is understanding, encouraging and a wonderful therapist! I’m so happy I finally made the decision to start getting help and was matched with her!
Written on Jan 31, 2018 after therapy with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, parenting, and self esteem