Megan O’Brien, MSW, LCSW

 Megan grew up in Florida and earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology at the University of Florida. She moved west to encounter different attitudes and altitudes in the greater Teton area, and earned her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Wyoming. Megan has traveled extensively throughout the United States, South Asia, and Africa, and spent time studying Spanish in Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia. She

 currently serves as the Executive Director of the Community Resource Center of Teton Valley, the secretary of the Teton Valley Mental Health Coalition, a member of the Board of Directors of Family Safety Network, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Idaho and Wyoming.

Megan provides counseling to adults, families, and children. Within a systems framework, she predominately uses cognitive behavioral therapy, rational choice theory, and developmental and neurobiological research to guide each session. Megan has completed the first half of the EMDRIA-approved Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and will complete the second half in 2018. For children ages 10 and under, Megan uses child-centered play therapy to empower children to develop a stronger sense of self-efficacy, self-control, and personal limit-setting. She expects caregivers to participate in frequent, supportive parenting discussions so as to ensure knowledge of developmental norms, create a strong sense of attachment between the child and caregiver, and encourage positive limit-setting and choice delivery.

Megan’s goal for her clients is to develop a stronger sense of self-awareness, self-understanding, and self-compassion to create positive change in their daily lives.

Idaho Licensed Clinical Social Worker – ID-LCSW #36976
Wyoming Licensed Clinical Social Worker – WY-LCSW #1056

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