I'm not scared to be seen; I make no apologies;

THIS IS ME.

"This Is Me" - The Greatest Showman

brunette woman wearing glasses and blue shirt over black t-shirt and smiling, standing near a poster

My name is Megan. My pronouns are she/her. I'm a counselor, and I'm a geek. (Or, if you prefer, a nerd. I'm good with either one.)

I'm also neurodivergent, which means that I think differently from the way most people consider "typical" because of differences in how my brain works.

I have disabilities and other disadvantages that aren't obvious at first glance.

All my life I've felt different from most people, even though I look like a "normal", typical person on the outside.

It took me most of my life to learn to embrace my differentness, and to stop being afraid or ashamed of who I am. If you feel embarrassed, afraid or ashamed to be who you are right now... I don't want it to take you as long to feel comfortable being yourself as it took me.

My practice is grounded in the concepts that (a) no one has (or "should" have) the right to demand that another person apologize for their identity, only for their actions, and their actions alone; and that (b) any systems that promote White, monogamous, cisgender, neurotypical heterosexuality as the default setting for "normalcy" are inherently broken, because society doesn't need those default settings to function effectively, any more than individuals do.

I tell all my clients at the outset of therapy that if they see or hear me doing something from a place of privilege, or in any way not walking my talk, that for the love of all that's warm and fuzzy I want them to call me on it. Self-monitoring my privilege, and asking for monitoring from others who may at times see my behavior more clearly than I do, are actions I am fully on board with taking.

Call or email me to schedule a free 30-minute phone conversation, and even if your differentness isn't the same as mine, together we'll see if I can help you out.

Me, at a local comics shop, posing next to a ginormous replica of the cover of the comic book featuring the first-ever appearance of Batman - one of my favorite superheroes. (Pssst - anybody wanna play "Spot The Fandoms In My Outfit"? Click on the photo to zoom in!)

                Be yourself.                      Everyone else is already   TAKEN.

- Oscar Wilde

- Oscar Wilde