Megan Irwin

CSWA, Therapist
(She/Her/Hers)
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My Bio

As a therapist, I believe we all have the right and ability to live a self-determined life, free from the wounds of our past. No matter what challenges you are facing, I believe growth, healing, and recovery are possible.

My approach to therapy is collaborative, relationship driven, and rooted in helping you understand the way your attachment style influences your relationships, habits, understanding of the world around you, and patterns of behavior. I believe the past does not have to define us, but it does influence how we understand and respond in the present. The ways we learn to navigate and survive trauma can frequently get us stuck in cycles of anxiety, depression, and relationship struggles. The good news is, we can learn new ways of understanding ourselves and the world around us and find a path to emotional freedom.

I specialize in working with grief and traumatic loss, recovery from sexual assault and domestic violence, and recovery from childhood neglect, abuse, and emotional abandonment. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches in my work including:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Parts Therapy
  • Emotional exposure
  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

In our work together, I will serve as a compassionate witness and guide to your healing and personal growth. We will work to bring context to your history, understand your defense mechanisms and the ways you have learned to protect yourself, and develop new ways for you to respond to distressing situations, thoughts, and emotions. I will also work with you to support you to understand the way the various societal systems you grew up in and live in currently impact your understanding of yourself and your experience of your trauma. In our sessions, we will stay curious about how your trauma has impacted you and why you respond to stressors the way you do, and work as partners in your journey toward healing and recovery.

My Focus

  • Adults
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Sexual assault and domestic violence
  • Childhood abuse, neglect, and emotional abandonment
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • LGBTQIA+ community
  • Identity development
  • Dissociative Disorders and DID

My Approaches

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Parts therapy/Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Emotional exposure
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Inner child work

 

 

 

Supervised by Catherine Sims, LPC