Dr. Megan Rhoads

(Psy.D.)

About Me

Sometimes we find ourselves reacting to a situation in a manner that is not like us, then we wonder "Why did I just do that?" I believe you have the answer, and I can help you find it! ​Through the BetterHelp platform, you and I will work collaboratively to establish a path toward clearly-defined goals. My approach is two-pronged: you will learn and practice practical skills you can use as soon as you walk out the door, and we will also take a close look at how your past experiences shape your longterm self-perceptions, thus influencing your daily decision-making.

Self-exploration in the presence of another can be many things, most of them powerful, all of them pertinent aspects of our path toward wellness. Although my expertise is broader than one-on-one therapy, this area is truly my passion. I have provided therapeutic services in various settings since 2011, by assisting individuals, couples, and families in meeting their goals. My past experience in the field include county mental health, and psychological assessment.

I held 2 main roles during my time in a county mental health setting. First, I aided homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth in recovering from family discord, sudden homelessness, and potential self-harm situations. I later transitioned into adult crisis assessment, where I worked as a part of a mobile team to meet with each individual and recommend, and connect them to, an appropriate level of treatment. As a psychological assistant at the Autism Spectrum Disorders Center at Kaiser Permanente, I conducted a battery of diagnostic assessments for over 150 children and adolescents ages 15 months to 18 years and recommended services based on the findings.

I have over 9 months of experience providing therapeutic services and guidance via an online platform and found that I enjoy using my creativity to enhance the learning and insight experiences via different modalities (journaling, readings, videos, handouts, and more). I am thrilled to be a part of this Better Help team in that I get to bring my genuine care and expertise to those of you who are more comfortable accessing care through this platform. I am honored to be a part of your process!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Coping with life changes , ADHD , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #PSY29761 (Expires: 2021-12-28)


Reviews

Written by H.E. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Rhoads has helped me realized my goals and provided help and tools better manage my mood and anxiety level. She conducts her therapy with compassion and really caring voice. I will recommend her to anyone suffering with depression or anxiety.

Written by M.E. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I can't begin to express my gratitude for the work that I've done with Dr. Rhoads. It felt like fate being matched with her. We were able to connect immediately and get to work on some deep issues. It has been the best experience with a therapist that I've ever had.

Written by M.A. on Oct 07, 2019 after counseling with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Rhoads has been supportive and helpful. She has made therapy feel comfortable and, as someone who is new to counseling, it makes sharing easy. I am thankful to have been so well matched with her!

Written by M.A. on Oct 04, 2019 after counseling with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Dr. Rhoads was awesome in listening and helped me sort out everything that was going on.