Meg Jelen is a licensed clinical therapist who works with individuals, couples, and adolescents. Meg’s primary goal is to support and empower clients to improve their quality of life. Her focus is on the promotion of health and overall well-being. Meg is warm, friendly and approachable. She has an energetic optimism that her clients and colleagues find uplifting and encouraging.
Meg’s educational background is in the discipline Marriage and Family Therapy. Fundamental to this discipline is the understanding that every person is part of many systems. Families, social circles, work teams, communities, and nature, these systems all impact a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This is the foundation for Meg’s clinical approach and understanding.
Meg also recognizes that people are complex with many integrated parts: physical, emotional, cognitive, interpersonal, spiritual, and occupational. Her practice philosophy is holistic; she considers each of these integrated parts of a person. Meg’s framework applies concepts from Positive Psychology, Health Psychology, Environmental Psychology and a multi-dimensional model of wellness.
Depending on the unique needs of each client, Meg uses clinical assessment skills to determine evidence-based interventions that will support each individual’s needs. This could include the following approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Exposure Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, mindfulness, relaxation training, or other healthy coping skill development.
Meg Jelen earned her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University- Minnesota. She holds licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT, in the state of Wisconsin. Meg maintains regular clinical supervision with a team of peers and engages in professional development opportunities to maintain competency, ensure quality work, and promote continued growth.
Meg has over a decade of experience in the mental health field. Throughout that time she has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings providing therapeutic services in various formats: individual, couple/family, milieu, and group. She has worked with adults, adolescents, couples and families focusing on a variety of goals ranging from wellness promotion to symptom reduction.
Meg has experience working with individuals on their career goals; improving work related issues, interests in pursuing new opportunities, and professional growth. She has a background working in leadership roles for several organizations and has experience as a consultant with an Employee Assistance Program. Through these experiences Meg has supported business leaders in efforts to improve employee performance and work effectively with their teams.
Meg also has a talent for public speaking and enjoys engaging audiences. She provides trainings, workshops and retreats for groups. Her approach is to educate and engage participants in the topic of interest with a goal of providing actionable content. Past presentation topics include: Resilience, Self-Care, Boundaries, Stress Management, Mindfulness, Team Building, Wellness.