Megan Walhood

(MS, LPC)

About Me

My name is Megan Walhood, and I've been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 5 years, but I've been working in the mental health field since 2007. I practiced outpatient counseling in Central Wisconsin before moving to the Madison area. I currently work at Rogers Behavioral Health in Oconomowoc, and I am excited to join BetterHelp so I can be connected with clients who either prefer online counseling, or clients who otherwise might not have access to professional counseling services.

I offer individual counseling with an LGBTQ-friendly approach, and I specialize in treating people with anxiety, depression, and OCD. Because I believe in an evidence-based approach to treatment, I specialize in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). However, I've also learned that therapy needs to allow for flexibility to adapt to the unique needs of each client, so I also incorporate skills from solution-focused, existential, and narrative therapy techniques. My practice is guided by the Code of Ethics from the American Counseling Association.

My style is warm and interactive. My approach is grounded in deep respect for the courage and commitment to change that is needed in therapy, but I like to use humor when appropriate since it is part of my personality, and it can help strengthen the therapeutic relationship. My role is to first earn your trust by creating an environment of safety, authenticity, and acceptance. Then I can offer skills and techniques that can help relieve pain, and further develop existing strengths. I look forward to the chance to work with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Body Image , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Isolation/Loneliness , Mood Disorders , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #5434-125 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Reviews

Written by H.A. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Megan continues to be incredible. So helpful, calm (which I need), and good at listening. Thank you!

Written by L.E. on Apr 19, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Megan is probably the best therapist I’ve ever had. She is so approachable and understanding. She’s always willing to work with my crazy work schedule while at the same time keeping me accountable. She doesn’t make me feel pressured to do things, but instead makes me feel like I want to do the assignments I get. She really is amazing!

Written by C.H. on Mar 13, 2020 after counseling with Megan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Megan helps me understand the process she feels is best to take for counseling that she feels will best helps me. She also provides resources for between sessions.