Megan de la Pena, MA, LPC

Credentials:  Master of Arts, Licensed Professional Counselor

Professional Background: Early on I had the pleasure of taking psychology college courses and immediately knew that I found my calling. I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio and began exploring my skills in advocacy and assisting those in need. My journey began working as a social worker and helping children in the foster care system resolve behavioral, mental, and emotional issues. I worked closely with foster families to assist in facilitating healthy attachments in a safe environment. The experience I gained was invaluable and decided to continue my education by obtaining a graduate degree. Throughout my graduate and post graduate program I worked in inpatient hospital settings treating adults and children's various mental health needs and facilitated family, group, and individual therapy.

Clinical Focus: Assist to find meaning in times of uncertainty, clarity when searching for a fresh perspective, and hope/support during times of distress. I also guide those hoping to empower themselves through assertiveness and help mend bridges between couples.

Treatment Philosophy: I am a CBT solution focused therapist that facilitates and guides change by assisting to identify potential unhelpful thinking styles and behavior that may be plaguing your life. With a compassionate and nonjudgmental approach, I help by creating an atmosphere necessary for growth and change. My goal is always to provide clarity when seeking meaning in your life, reframe the way we think about obstacles that keeps us from moving forward or keep us stuck, and identify as well as obtain your needs and wants in healthy productive ways for your individual lifestyle. As a therapist my ultimate goal is always to work myself out of a job by assisting to develop tools, foster empowerment and independence. My eclectic approach will be tailored to your individual needs.

Personal Interest: Traveling, food, art, and music are experiences that I savor. I love being outdoors and soaking up the sun with family, friends, and my fur babies.

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