Hello! I’m Meghann, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
(LCSW #76970). I have provided social work services within the Sacramento region for over ten years. I received my bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis, following which I re-evaluated my life in a big way and pursed a career in social work. I received my Master of Social Work degree from Sacramento State University.
Prior to private practice, I was a medical social worker in the Sacramento region for eight years. I worked in multiple healthcare systems including Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, UC Davis Medical Center, and Yolo Hospice. Through that work, I had the opportunity to support patients, parents, and families coping with the life altering health stressors including diagnosis of chronic and life-threatening medical condition of their own or their child. I also supported individuals and families coping with sudden or traumatic losses. I also companioned many patients through adjusting to and learning to live with illness. In addition to providing counseling in the medical setting, I guided patients in navigating healthcare systems, insurance systems, governmental and community support resources, as well as providing psychoeducation and patient self-advocacy coaching.
I am passionate about working with people who are caught at the intersection of physical health and mental health. When your healthcare needs or the healthcare needs of your child are negatively impacting your ability to cope with day-to-day life, finding the right support can make all the difference. As a therapist who spent the formative years of my career in healthcare, I bring that experience and deep understanding to our therapeutic relationship.
My approach is rooted in the knowledge and belief that humans are naturally adaptive. When navigating adversity people want to do their best to be resilient and grow through those experiences. Sometimes that resilience gets buried under the weight of our experiences or our stressors, we lose our sense of resilience - it happens to a lot of people. In therapy we work together to rediscover and embrace your resilience,
we notice together all the ways you can grow!
Advanced Training and Certification:
Certified EMDR Therapist
Certified in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) through Postpartum Support International
Advanced Psychotherapy Training through Postpartum Support International
Trained in EMDR Therapy through Institute for Creative Mindfulness
Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety and depression through the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Publications and Appearances
(2021) EMDR-XYZ? An Introduction to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, Article for Salt Water Grief Community. Read here.