Real life is complicated and often times, it hurts. The struggles that we experience can take on a variety of forms, ranging from depression and anxiety, to trauma. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am dedicated to supporting my clients on their journey towards healing, empowerment and hope. I strive to offer a personalized and collaborative approach in therapy that focuses on developing strong, trusting relationships with my clients. I utilize a humanistic, strength-based, non-judgmental style to provide a safe space from my clients and their families to explore, heal and grow. I work with a wide variety of individuals and groups (adolescents, adults, couples and families) and work in depth with trauma/abuse, women's issues, infertility, postpartum struggles, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I aspire to help my clients improve coping skills, enhance interpersonal relationships, increase self-esteem and build positive communication skills.
I have many years of experience working specifically with children, adolescents and young adults, and was a former therapist and MAT Assessor in Los Angeles, California working with The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and children in the foster care system. I obtained my Bachelor's (B.A.) degree in Psychology from Concordia University and earned my Master's (M.A.) degree in Psychology (Marriage & Family Therapy) from Chapman University. I am also licensed in both Oregon and California as an LMFT.
I strive to maintain a humanistic approach in the therapy room with my clients, and truly value the importance of a positive therapist-client relationship. I work primarily in the therapeutic modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Narrative Therapy. I have been trained in Evidence-Based practices including Seeking Safety, Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
When I am not a therapist, I am a wife, a mother raising two small children and a loving dog-mama. I am also a true Pacific Northwest girl at heart (born and raised), but have spent a significant portion of my life living and learning in Southern California. I highly encourage potential clients to reach out in order to see how the two of us connect (as the therapist-client relationship is highly connected to a positive experience in therapy). I truly look forward to meeting you and hope we can work together to find the growth and change that you are looking for.
I work out of both the Portland and Newberg locations.
You can reach me at Megan@hopeconnectioncounseling.com
Phone: (971) 337-0731
Fees range from $120-$150. Sliding scale available
I am an out of network provider for insurance companies and am happy to provide you with a monthly statement for reimbursement.