Warm Greeting from the beautiful state of New Mexico, where I am licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor for the last 20 years. My name is Megan Rafferty and I have been enjoying doing counseling for a total of 30 years. I look forward to meeting you.
Is there something in your life you are struggling with ? Is there some part of you that is in pain emotionally? Maybe you would like to learn how to better handle a situation?
Together we can build emotional safety for you to explore and discover what you wish to.
Using a non judgmental, client centered , holistic approach, we can build on your strengths and explore the areas that of interest and concern to you.
Together we can find meaning and depth in what you walking through, and also help you find balance and awareness for your whole being (mind/body/spirit/emotions/behavior). We can approach life's challenges and stay curious to see if there may be any thoughts or emotions that may be holding you back from your potential and your power to positively change your life.
Throughout the years , I have been a counselor/trainer/mediator/professor and worked with adults, teens, children, families, parents, couples, and groups in issues of grief and loss, moving through life changes, stress management, communication, family systems, divorce and separation, marriage therapy, art therapy, parenting, workplace conflict, LGBTQQIP2SAA +, caregiving a loved one, and finding your life's meaning and purpose.
If we stay open minded and attuned to supporting your whole being and your goals, it is amazing what positive internal and external changes may occur.
People make wonderful changes and heal on a really regular basis, and you can too become more of your authentic beautiful self.
Please note: If in the last few months you have been feeling suicidal or having thoughts of wanting to hurt yourself, I would not be able to work with you because I am working part-time only, and availability would be limited. It would be better to chose a counselor who is working full-time for BetterHelp. BetterHelp is not an emergency service, please contact 911 or please call 1-800-273-8285 if feeling like you want to hurt yourself. or others.
Megan Rafferty, M.Ed, LPCC, LMT
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
NM LPCC CCMH0082181
Megan Rafferty it’s exactly what I have needed in a therapist. When relating an issue she just listens and when she sees something that is sticking is she politely breaks in and asks me to elaborate on it. That gets far deeper than I have experienced from any previous therapist. She can keep up with my disconnected thinking pattern that some therapists find daunting.
She doesn’t counsel, she digs at the pain until I could heal it.
Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with Megan for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd
Megan is a wonderful listener and effective advice giver , she’s added many useful tools to my life through the years.
Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Megan for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Megan is the best! She “gets” me and has helped me so much already.
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Megan for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief
My experience with Megan has been very positive. I’ve learned a lot about myself.. she has been a great supporter during very difficult times.
Written on Aug 10, 2023 after therapy with Megan for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts
Megan has helped me see myself with loving kindness.
Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Megan for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Megan is kind and caring. She has helped me expand my inner toolbox.
Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with Megan for 1 year on issues concerning grief