Connection and growth are two basic needs Megan believes most of us crave. She is passionate about helping people meet these needs so they can experience satisfaction, meaning and joy in their lives. Megan’s approach pulls from several theories, including client-centered, relational, and strengths-based. She values the impact of one’s culture and life circumstances all while recognizing the importance of one’s relationships and sense of belonging. Additionally, Megan believes that safe relationships bring upon change. She strives to provide an atmosphere of respect, warmth, and non-judgment to foster unconditional regard and deeper understanding. She also strives to promote positive changes in the lives of the individuals that she works with. Megan works to empower clients with a variety of strategies including effective emotional expression, coping skills, and value congruent living. Lastly, she believe HER purpose in life is to create a safe and open-minded space for individuals who are wishing to explore, expand upon or address issues related to their faith and spirituality.
Megan studied Clinical Psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. While at Adler, she was fortunate enough to train in a variety of settings including community mental health centers for marginalized populations, an Illinois Department of Corrections work-release program, and prominent college counseling centers such as Northwestern and Indiana University. She has seven years of experience working with adults, young adults, teens and their families at intensive levels of care including both Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Programs treating individuals with eating disorders, mood and anxiety, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. She is trained in several evidence-based practices including DBT, ACT, and Exposure Response Prevention.
Megan can accept clients with the following insurance plans: BCBS PPO, Aetna, & UBH/United Healthcare. Megan can also accept all self-pay clients.