Megan McLaren

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Megan McLaren

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Registered Clinical Counsellor - 12412
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: $145 CAD - Individual Session - 50 Mins
$180 CAD - Individual Psychedelic Preparation and Integration - 50 Mins
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability

Offices

Vancouver, British Columbia V6J5A3

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My Approach to Helping

Hi Person-seeking-therapy!

It's courageous of you to be searching for a counsellor, and it's not necessarily easy. Firstly, it involves the act of turning on that light and sometimes we don't want to see our stuff. And secondly, there are a bunch of profiles like mine to search through. Goodness-of-fit is important!

I have experience working with clients presenting with many concerns and use theoretical approaches from a handful of perspectives including narrative, person-centered, and Adlerian therapy. The process of counselling is unique for every individual and is a collaborative process between the client and the clinician. My job is to walk alongside you in your journey to wellness, satisfaction, and self-discovery while shining lights on parts of your story that demonstrate your other ways of being that are empowered. All that being said, my approach to therapy is quite simply "human"; I bring myself into the therapy room to meet with other humans. This allows me to develop genuine, authentic connections and trust with clients, and I use humour, laughter, and self-disclosure when appropriate. Healing doesn't have to be painful all the time. I tend to be curious about family narrative, roles in relationships and families, world-view/belief systems, metaphors, mind-body symbolism and connection, symbols and imagery within dreams, and the integration of non-ordinary states of consciousness.

I am also a certified laughter yoga leader, an aspiring improv comedian, an actor, a writer, and a dodgeball player. One day, I hope to work in the film industry as a consultant for accurate depictions of psychotherapy in cinema to debunk myths and misconceptions about the field of psychology.

More Info About My Practice

Professional Development:

Registered Clinical Counsellor, British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, #12412
MDMA Therapy Training Program (Parts A-D). Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Participant in Roots to Thrive Ketamine Assisted Therapy Program
Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Laughter Yoga University 2014

Work Experience:

Clinical Counsellor in Private Practice, Vancouver BC - 2016 - Present
Volunteer, Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society - 2022 - Present
Clinical Counsellor for the Outdoor Education Program - 2019-2020
InterceptorTranscriptionistInvestigative Support, Vancouver Police Department - 2014-2019
Clinical Counsellor and Trauma Training Facilitator 2018 - 2019

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Just as our body knows how to heal a physical wound, it also knows how to heal from mental health injuries and trauma. It just may be experiencing barriers to healing, such as patterns or ways of being that are no longer helpful, toxic relationshipsenvironments, difficulty making sense of experiences, lack of safety (physicalemotionalspiritual etc). Therapy can be seen as helping to create optimal conditions and environment for healing to take place. It's like getting stitches in a safe, clean and supportive setting. Do we want to get stitches? Probably not. But will it help our bodies complete the healing process? Definitely.

Services I Provide

  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with a variety of populations including, but not limited to:
    - TV Film Entertainment Industry
    - First Responders
    - Law Enforcement
    - LGBTQ+
    - End-of-Life
    - Palliative

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals
  • Professional Sports
  • LGBTQ+
  • BIPOC

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Psychedelic and Altered State Integration Therapy
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Clean Language, Symbolic Modeling, and Metaphor Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Wilderness Therapy

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