Megan, a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Registered Nurse, has completed level 3 Gottman Couples Counseling and received a Trauma-Informed Certification. Megan has a combined experience of 30 years working in the health and mental health fields providing care to adults, couples and adolescents. She earned her Masters in Counseling from National Louis University and Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Connecticut.
Professionally, Megan began her career working as an Intensive Care Nurse in urban hospitals, later in life, she transitioned to agency and private practice as a mental health counselor. She worked as a sexual assault medical and legal advocate and offers volunteer counseling to survivors of sexual assault. Megan also volunteers at Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook providing counseling to parents.
As an engaged, self aware, caring therapist, Megan understands how to skillfully forge connections with her clients. Through a mindful presence, she creates a safe, non judgmental, supportive environment for healing, growth and recovery. Megan focuses on collaborating with her clients to awaken their personal truth. By planting the seeds of self-awareness and radical self acceptance she provides the conditions that help transform the struggles within, into love, understanding and compassion.
Working with couples Megan believes that whether you are in a long term committed relationship or just starting out, a foundation of connectedness helps build and maintain true lasting love. She considers every relational story to be workable and when hits a snag has the potential to be renewed. The quality and mindset of your most valued relationships determines your physical well being and mental happiness.
Megan’s clinical work is informed by the Collaborative Stage Model with additional trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Mindfulness, (DBT), ACT and strength based models. By utilizing an integrative, holistic approach, she is devoted to helping clients struggling with past trauma, sexual trauma, grief, loss, transition, chronic illness, anxiety/panic, depression, mood disorders and relationship conflict.
“One of the bravest things you can do when you struggle, is ask for help. Together we will unlock the patterns, thoughts and feelings that lead to healing. With loving kindness, I will walk along side you on your healing journey.”