Practice Beliefs

Megan has a patient-centered, evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral, and motivational perspective to care.

This means that in addition to medication management, she assists clients in understanding how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors impact one another and create our perspective. Understanding this is a key in working toward genuine change. She also believes we should start where we are and that everyone has strengths, they just need to identify and harness them.

Megan values viewing situations holistically, which means considering the social, environmental, lifestyle and psychological contributions, as well as biological factors that influence who we are and how we can change. Holistic treatment includes exploration into the integration of the mind, body, and spirit to reduce symptoms and improve function. This occurs through a combination of therapy, behavioral modifications such as nutrition/exercise, integrative techniques such as mindfulness techniques, medications when indicated, and education.

Megan strongly emphasizes education along the way so you can make the best, informed decisions and understand the "why" and "how" of your treatment and care plan.

Megan understands that different experiences through a patient's life journey can contribute to mental health issues. As such, she will obtain detailed psychiatric history and work with patients to create a customized, evidenced-based, and safe treatment plan. Her philosophy regarding the goals of treatment is to allow for healing, symptom relief and to live a full, functional life with optimal physical, mental, and spiritual health.

She greatly appreciates open and honest communication and values a working relationship as collaborative partners every step of the way. Mental health care should be a partnership and Megan views care as we are "in this together." She recognizes that no person or their situation is identical and their care shouldn't be either.

"Boredom, anger, sadness, of fear are not 'yours,' not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you." - Ekhart Tolle