“I have worked with Megan on my depression, alcohol abuse, and general anxiety and stress. She has been incredibly supportive and kind while also challenging me. Other counselors I have been to do not balance being supportive while pushing me past barriers like her. She has helped me to feel positive emotions about myself for the first time in my life. She does not let me be complacent either. She challenges me to try new experiences and leave my comfort zone. ART has helped me with triggering memories from my childhood and early adulthood. It has helped with reducing my feelings of depression and allowed me to be capable of positive self-talk and emotions.”
~ A Satisfied ART Client
“Megan goes above and beyond to provide the best possible experience for her clients. She is extremely encouraging and has provided me with a balance of both affirmations and constructive criticism when necessary. She leads you to challenge yourself with new ways of thinking, free from judgement. Megan is flexible and works with your schedule, and has always been available to help when needed, even during off hours and between appointments. I have recommended Megan to numerous friends who have also found great value in the amazing work that she does with her clients.”
I was on a run, thinking vaguely about the self-talk email, and then my mind wandered over to something negative, and I realized that so much of the stuff I’d felt since early childhood – feeling inferior, ugly, unwanted, of no worth, ashamed, etc… – originated from me. I was telling myself that!
I definitely think that a lot of my emotional baggage comes from my relationship with my parents, but it was super enlightening to realize that so much of those bad, empty, awful feelings weren’t happening because it was true that I had no value.
I think it was me trying to make sense of things – using those feelings as a defense mechanism to keep from being vulnerable. And since I started doing that at a really young age, it was such a part of me that I just sank into it.
Of course it’s very painful to realize this as well – I wish I could go back to my young self and wrap her up in a huge hug. But I think insight like this is part of the healing process.
I enjoy my time with Megan. It’s nice to be able to have someone to talk to about your life. She is a great listener and helps me get through my week. Megan is extremely knowledgeable.