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Megan Rafferty, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

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 988, or please call 1-800-273-8285 if feeling like you want to hurt yourself. or others. This is not intended for court ordered therapy. And I do not send out any forms or contact any other providers on your behalf because the work you do here is
confidential.

Thank you,
Megan Rafferty, M.Ed, LPCC, LMT

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

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, Post-traumatic stress, 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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

NM LPCC CCMH0082181

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Megan Rafferty. 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.

Megan Rafferty listens and understands my issues and is very good and homing in on what needs to be considered. She helps me find peace within the stew of conflict.

Written on May 16, 2024 after therapy with Megan for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

I have worked with Megan for almost 3 years now, and after all the work we have done I'm ready to sign off therapy. I could not thank Megan enough for the support she has provided for me over this time. Her gentle, compassionate approach gave me a safe space to heal and develop tools to care for myself. From the very beginning, she had encouraged me to have that compassion towards myself, which she had modeled so well throughout the process. I have also learned so much from her, she provided me with useful information and wisdom applicable to the experiences I was speaking to (work, relationships, addictions, ect.) Always providing that information with that gentle compassion. She was also very skilled and helpful at guiding me through somatic healing which allowed me to meet with and heal my wounds through my body. I had met with deep emotions that had been locked in my heart for ages, and connected with the many forms if my inner children. Megan helped me create and provide a loving, caring safe space for them.

The process of healing through therapy had been a challenging, beautiful and transformative process. I am so grateful to Megan for playing a crucial role in my healing journey.

Written on May 15, 2024 after therapy with Megan for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

She is kind and listens and is very gentle in her approach she also knows what questions to ask to keep the conversation going without making it feel like she’s prying

Written on Apr 30, 2024 after therapy with Megan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is a tremendous listener. Megan gives me the space to speak and provides constructive feedback. I feel confident in my plans and Megan played an essential role in it.

Written on Apr 23, 2024 after therapy with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Megan is exceptional - she has really been there for me as I have navigated one of the most difficult times in my life. She is a gem. Thank you!

Written on Apr 15, 2024 after therapy with Megan for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Megan is terrific. She is kind, compassionate and very qualified. She has helped me navigate through childhood issues and helped me to see that life is, indeed, worth living. I’m truly grateful for her insight and help.

Written on Jan 25, 2024 after therapy with Megan for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief