Washington, DC Location
Megan (she/her) is a licensed graduate professional counselor in the District of Columbia. She is passionate about utilizing her academic, professional, and clinical experiences to provide therapeutic support for those struggling with their mental health.
Prior to joining Parkhurst Associates, Megan spent most of her time post-master’s working as the Primary Therapist for a well-known eating disorder treatment center in DC. In her role there, Megan assisted clients, both individually and in group settings, in their journey to recovering from their eating disorder. When working with clients, Megan operates from a Health at Every Size and Anti-Diet approach to recovery.
Aside from treating eating disorders, Megan also works with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, body image/self-esteem issues, family conflict, relational/peer issues, OCD, stress, trauma/PSTD and life transitions. After receiving her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University, Megan recognized that she has a desire to work with diverse populations of teens and adults.
It is Megan’s belief that therapy is an entirely collaborative experience, where the client is the expert of their own life. Megan’s theoretical orientation aligns with Narrative Therapy where she believes that everyone’s life is their own personal story, with events that make up and alter that story along the way. Each event can shape future experiences and outlook on life, and oftentimes hold power over us. It is time to challenge negative thought patterns, remove blame from yourself, and to regain power and control in your life. Along with Narrative Therapy, Megan also utilizes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cultural Relational Therapy in her practice.
Megan looks forward to creating a safe space for healing and working with you on your mental health journey. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield (including CareFirst) and self-pay clients. She is currently accepting new clients in Washington D.C. and is offering teletherapy appointments.