Megan Wrast, LCMHCA, CRC
Anxiety & Depession
Attachment & Relationship Issues
Developing Self Awareness & Self-Esteem
Trauma & Complex Trauma
Personality Disorder Population
I fully understand how overwhelming life can be at times, and believe that everyone can benefit from reflective and compassionate support during different phases of their life experience. Because of this, my person-centered therapeutic approach is one that incorporates viewing the individual as a whole within their environment, and meeting them where they are at.
I strive to create an inviting and accepting relationship with clients, built on trust, open communication, and respectful collaboration. As a clinician, I provide individualized services that appeal to each client's unique goals, values, and personalities. With clients, I will utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques, including CBT, DBT, EMDR, art therapy, values work, and mindfulness. I am passionate about doing the work to discover and address issues at their core, and walking with clients to rebuild strong foundations after doing so. This often includes discussing the ways past experiences have shaped our views and beliefs about the world and ourselves. By addressing underlying challenges at their core, I hope to help clients dismantle damaging patterns and foster a sense of agency in their lives. While it can be uncomfortable to work through difficult emotions and experiences, it is my goal to create a space that allows clients to grow and thrive in spite of life’s challenges. I truly believe that every individual has a unique set of strengths, and aim to work from a place that emphasizes the strengths of the client.
I was born and raised just outside of Seattle, Washington. I graduated from Boise State University in 2021 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology, and minors in Criminal Justice and Spanish. I then obtained a Masters of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling in 2023. I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of different settings, including an alternative high school, summer camps, group homes, outpatient facilities, the state psychiatric hospital, and state disability programs. My counseling experiences have allowed me to work with individuals ranging from elementary aged children, to elderly adults. I have obtained a skillset working with individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system, have experienced a variety of trauma, have been living with severe and persistent mental illness, have interacted with juvie and foster care systems, have experienced human trafficking, face daily challenges with anxiety, depression, & life transitions as well as individuals that have histories of abuse. Outside of the therapy space I love running, hiking, being outside, traveling, reading, and spending time with my family, friends and dog! I enjoy working with ages ranging from adolescents (13-19) to young adults (19-24) to adults 24+.
I would love the opportunity to work with you!
• Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA, A191791) NC Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors
• Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
• Working towards becoming EMDR Trained with The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy, an EMDRIA approved provider
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