My name is Megan and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania. My education began with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh (because I was curious about people) and grew into to a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (because I experienced firsthand, the profound impact that counseling can have). I started out working in community mental health programs, followed by work in a State Correctional Institute, and ended up at an addiction treatment facility for quite some time. While I loved working with individuals overcoming addiction, I later moved onto work at an inpatient behavioral health unit of a local hospital to support individuals in crisis. I also became a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) along the way. I think individuals battling mental health and/or substance use problems are often misunderstood and underserved which is what motivated me to learn more and better serve these populations.
As far as treatment goes, I don’t think there is a ‘one size fits all’ option. I view the counseling relationship as a professional partnership that requires rigorous honesty and respect. I want you to be engaged in the counseling process by collaborating and giving feedback, just as I will do for you. My goal is to support people in building skills based off their interests and strengths as well as providing education to facilitate new tools. I first fell in love with the holistic model of treatment – looking at the whole person: mind, body, and spirit – because there is an opportunity to get to the root of a problem rather than just treating the symptoms. I’ve also found it helpful to understand how our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors can be interconnected because small adjustments in each area can contribute to a big overall change. Lastly, understanding motivation and the process of change can be important. I’ve learned that we are often the biggest barriers in reaching goals and luckily, we can learn to stop standing in the way of our own progress.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LPC #PC009491 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
Highly recommend. I've enjoyed my sessions with Megan!