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Megan Cartwright, MA

Megan Cartwright is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who enjoys working with both individuals (children, adolescents, and adults) as well as families. Megan values using a collaborative approach throughout the therapeutic process in order to empower patients. Megan employs a person-centered approach to building strong therapeutic relationships with her patients.  Megan strives to create an empathetic and welcoming environment so that patients can feel safe and supported in working towards the achieving their goals. Megan utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, including: strengths-focused, trauma-informed, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based approaches, play therapy interventions, as well as psychodynamic theory. 

Megan’s clinical interests include a variety of presenting issues, such as: school issues, behavioral struggles, family conflict, parent-child relationship struggles, self-esteem issues, stress management, trauma, domestic abuse, sexual assault, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, depression and other mood disorders, relationship difficulties, LGBTQ+ specific issues, anger management, crisis management, and grief and loss. 

Background

Megan earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from Carthage College. Megan continued on earning her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology degree from Roosevelt University. Megan previously worked as an intern with a sexual assault crisis center, where she provided therapy and crisis intervention services. Megan has experience working in many middle and high schools in surrounding counties to give presentations about sexual assault and body safety, as well as leading social-emotional learning classes.

Megan has specialized training in working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence through ICASA (Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault) and the ICDVPB (Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional Board). Megan has continued her education and training in: restorative justice, trauma-informed yoga, trauma-focused CBT, self-harm, as well as sexual assault and domestic violence survivor intervention tools.