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Megan

Therapeutic Style: My approach is to collaboratively identify areas of personal growth, while providing a safe space for students to be themselves. I strive to create an inclusive and culturally aware environment where students feel heard, supported and empowered. My work is integrative and unique to each individual. I draw mostly from mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, interpersonal theories to assist students in reaching their goals.



Professional Interests: The majority of my professional work has focused on trauma, relationship abuse, and sexual violence. Prior to joining the Counseling Center Staff, I worked for six years in a community mental health program treating trauma associated with sexual violence. In this capacity, I worked with children, teens, adults, and families from a multitude of racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. In addition to trauma treatment, my clinical interests are identity development, family systems, anxiety, body image concerns, and disordered eating. I also have experience and continued interest in working with marginalized/underserved populations. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I have also completed the Safer People Safer Spaces training offered by the Syracuse University LGBT Resource Center.



Education Background: I received my undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Marist College. I earned my master’s degree in Social Work from Syracuse University in 2008. My clinical training was at Vera House, a local agency that supports survivors of domestic and sexual violence. As a trainee, I also worked in a Youth Probation Department diversion program aimed at addressing mental health concerns for at risk youth.


Specialties

Anxiety
Eating Disorders
LGBTQ
Women's Issues
Sexual Trauma
Trauma
OCD
Depression

Education

Masters in Social Work
Syracuse University


Accepted Insurance

Cigna
Aetna
Oxford
United Healthcare
Oscar Health


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