I’m Megan. I’m a psychotherapist working in Oakland, next to Lake Merritt.
What I Do
My priority as a therapist is to create a safe space for you. When any of us seeks out therapy, we are likely suffering. To suffer is to be in a very tender place, and I want to honor that. Whether your suffering comes from early childhood trauma, more recent losses, relationship problems, social injustice, adjustment to big changes in your life… I want you to feel safe and companioned as you move toward tending those places of wounding and toward healing.
I have spent my life working to make space for those who know what it is to be an outsider. As a therapist, I value your way of seeing the world and yourself, and I see our work together as very collaborative. My history in activism, the arts and mindfulness informs my approach to psychotherapy.
I believe that who we are is influenced not just by our interpersonal relationships but also by our social and political environments, and the standards against which everyone is measured. Part of our work will be allowing you a space outside of those standards to explore your authentic self.
Challenging Narratives and Beliefs
Our minds are incredible places for nuance, flexibility and creation. They’re also expert storytellers, and have spent a lifetime convincing our guts that the stories they spin are true. Beliefs come from sets of experiences in childhood, reinforced over the course of our lives, and never challenged. Part of our work is going to be to challenge beliefs that are no longer serving you, and to help you write the story you want for your life going forward.
Dealing With Shame
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Let’s begin to take those steps toward self-actualization
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