Hi, I’m Megan! I am an Art Therapist who is passionate about creating a safe, nurturing environment in which clients can creatively express themselves. Through an empathetic therapeutic relationship, I strive to empower my clients to make positive changes.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Psychology from Messiah University and my Master of Arts degree in Art Therapy from Marywood University. I’m a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and am licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania.
Additionally, I have extensive training in the use of trauma-informed approaches and utilize techniques from Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as well as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). I have worked in outpatient and school-based settings and have experience with many different client populations, and I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families.
My approach to therapy is strength-based and client-centered, meaning we will work together to develop a treatment plan that is individualized for your needs, based on your own strengths and personal goals. I believe that you truly know yourself best, and I am here to help as a listener, supporter, and guide on the journey. My office is a judgment-free zone, and I strive to help all my clients feel as comfortable as possible when working with me.
I am passionate about working with the whole family, and assisting children in learning how to creatively express themselves, find their own solutions to problems, and develop healthy coping skills. Children and families who work with me can expect to utilize a wide range of approaches and materials, such as play therapy in the sand tray or art-based interventions such as drawing or sculpting with clay.
I am process-oriented, both in my own art-making and in my therapeutic practice. I believe therapy is a process of self-discovery that often takes time, and may even be uncomfortable at times- but ultimately it produces growth. I often tell my clients to “trust the process!”