“Megan Gallagher is a gifted and experienced counselor. I began working with Megan several months ago and trusted her recommendation of utilizing ART to address some longstanding issues which were getting in the way of my living a fulfilling and healthy life.
ART has been a game-changer in my life. I no longer live life feeling as though I am hanging on for dear life and pulling myself through difficult situations through sheer force of will. I, with Megan’s experience and guidance, have been able to correct dysfunctional thoughts and emotional patterns which were robbing me of my life. It was exhausting fighting with my ‘inner self’ constantly, knowing I could do/be better but not having the strength to get out of my own way.
My first ART session with Megan cleared up a traumatic event which had me locked in an anger loop and was destructive to my health, relationships, and mental status. Subsequent sessions corrected the ‘follow up’ issues that were connected to the initial one.
I felt immediate relief after our sessions and am confident that I am heading in the right direction. I am calm and focused. I have moved out of the ‘fight or flight’ response. I am sleeping better. I can enjoy my life and relationships more fully. I am no longer trying to control the rage that was a constant thread through my life. My trigger is gone and I am not experiencing the daily waves of guilt which was a constant shadow over my life. People enjoy being around me more. And, the nasty inner critic gremlin who dominated my life for so long is nowhere to be found.
I am so confident in Megan and her use of ART that I send my 16 year-old daughter in for weekly sessions. Her diagnosed panic disorder, anxiety, and depression have lessened to the point that she is a ‘new’ young woman. She, like me, adores the difficult work she is doing because she can see the results immediately.
I am not going to lie, some of the work is incredibly painful in the moment. Megan is caring, attentive, and intuitive. She never leaves you in a bad place (which is something that I had to deal with repeatedly in traditional therapy).
I believe in Megan and ART wholeheartedly and always carry a stack of her business cards with me. I enthusiastically endorse Megan and her work to everyone (especially when they ask ‘why’ I have changed and how I accomplished it.”
My anxiety (and consequent panic attacks) intensified so badly to the point where I felt constant dread to face each day and the doom that I would never feel normal again. Going to therapy is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. Just being able to talk to somebody who helped me to understand what I was going through truly benefited me. You gave me a fresh perspective on things and I am feeling SO much better! I actually feel almost 100% better! I’ve barely had any panic attacks because my anxiety is so so low. Over past two months, I can only think of two times I’ve felt that pit of anxiety of my chest, which disappeared and never came back for the rest of the day. That is just so major to me, as you know I was always worried about the anxiety coming back. I still can’t believe that it’s possible that I went from having about 5-10 panic attacks a day to absolutely none! I truly thank you for all your help. I never thought I was going to be able to enjoy life the way I am now.
~ A Satisfied ART Client
I have always said everyone should see a therapist in their life because we all have stuff to work through, yet I never did but was the one others came to for advice and a different perspective. 2017 changed my life. The loss and pain I went through broke me like nothing else ever had. My time had come to reach out for help. After searching I came across Megan Gallagher. We interacted through email and text. With my crazy work schedule it ended up being two weeks before I could get into her office. She suggested we could start through email if I was comfortable with that to get the ball rolling. From the very first email it was very comfortable and I felt more relaxed in my everyday life. As the visits continued, I am more myself dealing with my day to day life, which at points I could not do before. Between our conversations and my brief yet amazing result from ART, I don’t focus on all of the stuff and the pain. I remember it but no longer live in it. Thank you.
In the last 35+ years of my life, I have had a lot of ups and downs. I never thought that it would be this tough to figure out. I always thought that I would just be able to work around my issues. For the last three years I have had some awesome people put in my path. I have been so blessed to have you on my team. I needed to open up into my inner self. Thank god we finally got there. Thank you very much.
~ Message From CS
“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.