About Megan

Hi! I’m Megan. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and I'm passionate about helping moms navigate postpartum and the ups & downs of motherhood. 
 
I love helping moms who are overwhelmed or facing perinatal mood/anxiety disorders to find a sense of balance while raising young children.
 
I want all moms to better enjoy time with their kids while also carving out some time for themselves. Motherhood is a juggling act and I love teaching strategies to help moms de-stress and embrace self-care so they can successfully navigate the complexities of being a mom.

Since starting my private therapy practice in 2011, I’ve provided 1:1 therapy, serving individuals with a variety of presenting issues and diagnoses. I’ve also taught workshops and authored books related to building self-esteem, mindfulness, and improving self-care. 

In 2017, after the birth of my second baby, I experienced postpartum anxiety, a diagnosis I wasn’t even familiar with despite being in the mental health field for over a decade. Curious about why this disorder wasn’t on my radar, I began researching. I ultimately completed advanced training through Postpartum Support International and was among the first few groups of professionals to become certified as a Perinatal Mental Health Clinician. 

I found my passionate in educating others about the various Perinatal Mood & Anxiety disorders that can occur during pregnancy or postpartum. I’ve paired my foundation in helping others to build self-esteem and embrace better self-care with my love for supporting moms in navigating their motherhood journeys. 

In 2021, I connected with pelvic floor physical therapist, Katie Bayer, and quickly discovered we had a shared vision for supporting moms through a holistic approach. We found that the women we worked with tended to have better results when we addressed both the physical and mental aspects to their recovery and overall wellbeing.

After developing an amazing network of perinatal providers, we co-founded Perinatal Place, a resource to provide education, resources, and referrals to pregnant and postpartum families in our community.

CREDENTIALS

Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional

Postpartum Support International

Registered Licensed Professional Counselor & Supervisor

Virginia Board of Counseling 
License # 0701005482

Masters of Education - Community Agency Counseling

George Mason University
​Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic & Professional Honors Society International

Bachelor of Science
Communication

Boston University

Professional Associations

  • American Counseling Association
  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
  • International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation
  • Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors
  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • Postpartum Support International (PSI)
  • GoodTherapy.org Topic Expert & Blog Contributor
  • Psychology Today

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