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Meagan Gerchen, LCSW
“Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.” – Bryce D. Perry
Insurances I Accept:
- BCBS PPO
- BCBS HMO Northshore
- Humana (pending)
Ages I work with:
Languages I speak:
Who Am I?
Hello, I’m Meagan (she / her). I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is a cisgender female. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I was drawn to this work after working in a therapeutic summer camp for many years and understanding social work was not just a career but a vocation. I have had experiences in all levels of behavioral healthcare, however, I appreciate outpatient therapy due to lasting relationships with my clients whether I see them for weeks, months, or even years. I value the privilege of hearing someone else’s story and allowing individuals to feel like they are not alone. Join me in this therapy process If you are looking for assistance identifying and regulating your emotions, trying to discover more about yourself or the way you parent, having relationship struggles, needing to set boundaries with others, or wanting a safe space to speak your truth. I’m here for all the ups and downs in life too! I also come with a holistic lens which I think it is important to see a person as a whole whether that may be discussing physical, emotional/mental, and/or spiritual components of your life.
I love working with:
- Children who need help with expressing their emotions in a safe way
- Teenagers who need help with anxiety, depression, or relationship struggles
- Adults struggling with life transitions or relationship struggles
- Parents who need help and encouragement with parenting their children
Some of my favorite approaches include:
HOW I HELP
I believe the greatest tool is the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client. I think it’s
most important to find a provider who you can feel completely comfortable with. I believe it’s my job to
guide you into understanding more about your emotions. I am invested in meeting my clients where they
are at and helping them practice and learn tools that better help themselves regulate and function in
everyday life. I also discuss open and validating communication techniques frequently and advocating for your needs. I am transparent and direct in my practice along with being empathic, validating, and coming from a non-judgemental approach.
- …your mental well being is just as important as your physical health.
- …therapy can be helpful for everyone.
- …therapy works best when you can authentically say what’s on your heart and in your mind.
- …it takes a lot of courage and strength to be vulnerable with yourself and others.
What it’s like in a session with me
My biggest priority throughout therapy is to ensure you feel comfortable and connected with me
and in the space. I ask clients that while I’m asking you questions about yourself you’re always
welcome to ask me questions too. I want therapy to be interactive and inviting. Sometimes in
sessions we talk about symptoms, heavy topics, and sometimes it’s celebrating your joys and
accomplishments! I want to be there and support you through all the ups and downs. My goal
for you would be to live the life that’s most authentically best for you. In order to do that, I won’t
come with bias, I won’t make decisions for you, but I will challenge my clients for the betterment of
themselves. It’s truly one of the biggest gifts to be able to hear someone’s story and I hope I get
to hear yours someday.
More about me
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Schedule your first appointment. For follow up appointments (existing clients), please contact your therapist at 773-774-4444.