Megan McLaughlin, LCSW-C
Mental Health Therapist, Trauma Therapist
"The journey to and through parenthood can open old wounds and create new ones. I believe people have the ability to heal these wounds and access the strength and confidence within themselves to become who they long to be."
Whether you are looking for support, clarity, healing, or to dig deep, meeting you where you are is what is most important to Megan.
Megan is certified in a combination of approaches leading her to believe that people have the ability to heal, experience less symptoms, improve their communication, and to gain a better understanding of their relationships through therapy.
Trauma can get stuck in a part of our brain that doesn't understand that what happened is over. By processing traumas through talking, writing, art, etc., we can let your brain know that what happened is over and give the story an end.
She also believes that all parts of us are welcome. By getting to know the parts of us that protect our most young, vulnerable, and hurt parts, we can go to those parts, understand their significance, and heal them.
Working to find the power and confidence within you can reassure these feelings that you've got this, and you can do this!
Working with people has always been a passion of Megan's. She is a fierce advocate for women and their bodies, and about learning about motherhood and parenting.
Megan grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, went to Penn State University, attended Graduate School in Baltimore and has been ever since! She grew up riding horses and has always loved all animals, especially her black lab hound mix Darcy. She loves walks and spending time outside, exploring all that Baltimore has to offer, and spending time with friends and family.
Certifications & Education
Masters of Social Work (MSW)
Licensed Certified Social Worker - Certified (LCSW-C)
Certified in the Instinctual Trauma Response (ITR) Method
Level 1 trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
University of Maryland, Center for Infant Study - Megan was able to provide infant and childhood therapeutic and supportive clinical services to children, parents, families, and teachers. Many of these clinical services included attachment building, parenting resources, and early childhood development information.
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Sexual Abuse Treatment Program - Megan worked with children and families in some of the most vulnerable situations as a Clinical Case Manager and then a Child Protective Services Investigator. She was able to advocate for clients and understand the dynamics of families experiencing stressful and overwhelming situations. She realized how many people experience regular and complex traumas, and began to understand how this trauma affects our brains, bodies, thinking, feeling, and day-to-day living.
Baltimore County, Child Advocacy Center, Trauma Therapist - Megan provided clinical therapy to children, adolescents, and their families, to help them heal from the many traumas that sexual abuse can cause. This offered insight into working with parents, who enter into a time when many of their concerns are related to early childhood experiences.
Megan is also working toward a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification. She will also soon begin training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an effective proven therapy method to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, like PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic attacks.
Megan McLauglin's Services:
One-on-one support to work in-depth on issues related to your adjustment to pregnancy and Motherhood.
Trauma focus available to process past wounds, to find resolutions, and to move forward courageously and productively.
Joint-sessions with your partner to work on communication and problem-solving within the relationship, to strengthen your partnership for tackling the everyday.
Work through family dynamics and traumas in group sessions, so you can grow to understand, respect, and support each other.
Megan is now accepting new Clients for Teletherapy!
She currently out-of-network and will be accepting Cigna, Aetna & BCBS insurances in the coming months. Until then, she will help you submit Superbills to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Schedule Appointment below or Inquire for Availability: