Megan Anderson is a psychotherapist who’s passionate about what’s possible. She believes that no matter what your challenges are, you can change your life and relationships for the better.
The decision to reach out for support can be difficult or feel vulnerable. Megan is warm, friendly and approachable. She has an energetic optimism that many find uplifting and encouraging.
Megan enjoys working with first-time therapy clients and helping them feel comfortable navigating the therapeutic process. She also specializes in helping clients who struggle with issues related to anxiety and stress, depression, improving self-confidence, turning around thoughts and behaviors that hold people back, life transitions, gaining motivation to pursue goals, trauma and relationship difficulties.
Her goal is to offer a positive counseling experience that makes clients feel deeply cared for and understood. Megan excels at building long-term relationships with clients and joining alongside them as they seek change, perspective, validation, and guidance.
Through therapy, Megan wants her clients to feel seen and heard. She emphasizes the relationship between herself and her clients as a way of exploring stories, emotions, strategies, and one’s hopes for the future. Megan strives to bring genuinity, playfulness, curiosity, and reassurance to her work. She also looks to provide encouragement to do something different and find meaning in our distress.
Megan received her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, in the state of Wisconsin. Megan maintains regular clinical supervision and professional development to enhance her learning as well as the quality of her work.
In addition to practicing outpatient therapy, Megan continues to practice in a hospital setting on an acute inpatient psychiatric unit. Megan has held various roles in this setting for the past five years providing therapeutic services in various formats: individual, family, and group. She has worked with adults, adolescents, and families focusing on a variety of goals ranging from symptom reduction to wellness promotion.
At the hospital, Megan’s work tends to revolve around counseling clients who are in crisis, and those experiencing severe and persistent mental illness. These opportunities have shown her the importance of bearing witness to others pain and suffering while holding onto their strengths regardless of their background, level of distress, or diagnosis.