Megan is a licensed practicing counselor and holds a certification in addiction counseling. In 2015, she received a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus in dddiction and trauma. Megan has been employed in a variety of therapeutic and counseling roles ranging in various levels of care. Currently, she is employed as the Clinical Director at Lower Merion Counseling Services. The majority of her career has been in an outpatient setting with a focus on drug and alcohol and mental health. Megan also has experience and knowledge of working with forensic populations and working within the legal system and probation/parole. Her biggest passion is serving as a sounding board for those in need of unconditional support, validation and acceptance. Her philosophy is that every person is of value and unique. She believes strongly in the process and ability to change. Megan feels that taking the step to seek help and support from a stranger takes great strength and bravery. Megan specializes in two areas: addiction and relational conflict. While these symptoms may appear different, she has often found that substance abuse and interpersonal turmoil are outward reflections of internal conflict and wounds from the past. She enjoys working with diverse clientele and populations including the LGBTQ community, clients struggling with disordered eating behaviors, trauma survivors and women’s issues. She equally has experience helping individuals with marriage and relational issues, domestic abuse, grief & loss, criminal behaviors and mental illness. It is through extensive training in DBT, person center techniques, and motivational interviewing that she feels these populations are best served. Megan’s focus as a clinician is to be strength-based and solution-focused to ensure that clients are reaching the goals that they have set out and sought therapy to accomplish. In her spare time, Megan enjoys spending time with her family. She is always seeking ways to grow as a person through literature, reading and personal development. Megan enjoys the outdoors, the water, swimming and softball, and she tries to stay active as a means to cope with day-to-day stressors and challenges that life throws her way.