Meghan Stanley, LMSW
The fact that you’ve committed to seeking out treatment is the biggest step. Change is scary, but it is also human…. It’s actually very normal. I am here to navigate this change space with you. I believe it is valuable to include families in this process. There is nothing more important than communication, and being vulnerable. I work from a person-center lens and my goal is to provide support and validation to all. People struggling with mental health are more than their diagnosis, and treatment empowers you to believe in your own recovery. You are the expert on you and I am here to help provide you the tools and guidance to be the best you. Be patient with yourself. It’s ok not to know things. You will grow so much from your own experience, and therapy can help with that. You will become more confident. Trust the journey. Ask questions. Be vulnerable with people that you trust. Be yourself. I say again - Trust the process, because it works.
Weekdays 9am - 5pm
Weekdays After 5pm
Weekends 9am - 5pm
In-person available: Yes
Virtual available: Yes
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Get to Know Meghan
This is a great question and important conversation to have throughout treatment.Throughout our therapeutic relationship, we will continuously explore your goals and create space to gain more understanding of yourself. I will support you in finding understanding in the purpose behind what you do, how you think, and ultimately how this might have served you in the past, but doesn’t anymore. When your therapeutic goals align with graduating or leaving therapy, this is certainly a conversation we will have.
Before going into private practice I worked for over 5 years at a residential facility for people struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, body image distress and other co-occurring disorders. I am so grateful for the opportunities I have had to support patients, families, and caregivers through the phases of the eating disorder and recovery process as well as collaborating with treatment providers.
Human connection is important, and everyone can connect on some level. Realizing my own need for therapy in the past helped me to understand it is ok to be scared. It is ok to want to be the best, be anxious, be excited, and be scared all at the same time. It also showed me what is possible when you lean in to the unknown.
This is a great question, and something I like to revisit with you from time to time. I want to make sure you are getting your needs met in this therapeutic experience, even if it is not with me. I encourage feedback and conversation around what is and isn't working for you throughout our time together.