My Approach to Helping
Hi, my name is Megan.
I am a Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC). I received my Masters Degree from Marywood University and have worked in the field of mental health for 7 years. I have worked with a broad range of clients struggling with depression, anxiety and trauma, as well as teens and adults suffering from grief and addiction.
I consider myself to be a solution-focused and person-centered therapist. By identifying unhealthy patterns and creating individualized treatment plans through a deeper understanding of those patterns, I provide my clients with the means to learn and maintain healthier behaviors and the wisdom to avoid their pitfalls.
I know that when someone is coming to therapy they are looking for something, whether that be understanding of themselves or the things happening in their lives. My focus is to help navigate you to that understanding so you feel more capable and confident to deal with any issue.
From my first psych class in college I knew I wanted to encourage, support and help people in some capacity. I found my love for Psychology working in all aspects of the field from a case manager and crisis worker, all while making my way through college, to working as an outpatient therapist for another 4 years before coming to Move Forward Counseling.
I try to find a healthy balance between my job and my life at home. So I make a conscious effort to appreciate the little moments I have with my family, friends and my pets, because they ground me and allow me to be present. I enjoy making meals for those I love and when not inside I’m enjoying the outdoors including kayaking, gardening (including my crazy indoor forest) and camping.
I look forward to meeting you and starting a new journey together.