Megan McMillen is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who values compassion, service and equality. Beginning her path toward helping others in 2006, Megan worked as an Advocate at a Domestic Violence Shelter. During this time she witnessed how devastating the impact of trauma can be, but also, how strong the human spirit is. After receiving her BA in Sociology, Megan decided to broaden her horizons and began working as a Mental Health Worker at a Psychiatric Hospital. Megan loved switching her focus from studying groups of people to focusing more on the individual in this inpatient setting. During her time at the Hospital, she learned how developing a healthy, compassionate, therapeutic relationship was just as important (and often more effective) than the traditional medical model.
Megan completed her MEd in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Louisville in 2011. Upon graduation, Megan began her career as a Community Mental Health Counselor in her hometown. Providing therapy to individuals and families in a rural setting, she learned how poverty and living conditions have a large impact on one’s mental health. Missing Louisville, Megan returned to the city and accepted a position as a Primary Therapist at a local Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility. Megan worked with boys & girls, ages 6-18 treating Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, PTSD, Opposition and Defiance. When possible, Megan included the biological, foster or adoptive families in the treatment process. Doing so, families were better able to integrate positive parenting techniques and healthy communication skills into their families, thus reducing stress and strengthening relationships.
Having nine years of experience working with a wide range of diverse populations and varying treatment needs, Megan is extremely adaptable in her therapy approach. Some clients’ come to her preferring a behavioral or cognitive behavioral approach; others benefit from more a mindful, narrative, play or art technique. Megan, who has her own experience with anxiety and depression, inherently recognizes the importance of taking care of one’s body, mind, spirit and environment. Practicing and exploring holistic (mind/body) healing, she will work with you to find the right approach.
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