Megan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with adults and adolescents to improve their well-being through client-directed and evidence-based therapeutic modalities. Her empathetic and collaborative approach creates fertile ground for emotional growth and transformation. She firmly believes in the mind-body connection and the influence of internal and external factors on an individual’s thoughts and behaviors. Drawing from her training in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, narrative, mindfulness, and other therapies, each client’s treatment plan is unique and comprehensive. Her areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, chronic illness, women’s health, relationships, self-esteem, and life transitions.
Megan received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Boston University, a master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and a master’s degree in Fashion Psychology from the University of the Arts London. She has worked within the public school system, the child welfare system, the criminal justice system, and in mental health research. She managed a National Institute of Mental Health clinical trial focused on the prevention of depression and anxiety in adolescents and young adults by utilizing online-educational coping mechanisms and resiliency tools. Her current research focuses on the impact of fashion, beauty, and the media on self-esteem. This lens informs her clinical practice through helping individuals challenge and reframe negative internalized social constructs to increase body positivity and self-worth.
Outside of the office, Megan enjoys her morning swims and has been practicing traditional Ashtanga yoga for years. She is an avid traveler and loves to absorb different cultures and explore familiar and unfamiliar places. Born and raised in Chicago, she is always finding new discoveries in this vibrant city.