Hello, my name is Megan Dooley!
A bit about me: I am a graduate student at Eastern Michigan University and I am in the process of completing my masters degree in clinical mental health counseling. I have five years of experience working in the field of intimate partner violence prevention and education, and am well versed in trauma-informed communication strategies. I have a strong passion for working with clients of marginalized identities, those who identify as LGBTQIA+, those struggling with body image issues and disordered eating, folks struggling with anxiety/depression, as well as survivors of intimate partner violence and/or other forms of trauma.
Counseling is a powerful tool that can help to empower individuals on their respective healing journeys. Many seek counseling looking to elicit some form of change in one or more areas of their lives, and often to further process something that is impacting them on an emotional level. You are the expert of your lived experience. I am here to support you throughout this journey and view our work together as a collaboration towards healing, growth, and change in a way that feels meaningful and impactful for you.
I utilize an eclectic approach to counseling, and incorporate a client centered, strengths based, empowerment approach in my work with clients. I draw on elements of CBT and mindfulness based practices, and also operate from an anti-oppression framework, as well as a feminist theoretical orientation. Together we can explore how your intersecting identities have been and/or are currently impacted by the larger socio-cultural and gendered spaces we occupy. We can work together to recognize and address the ways in which various forms of oppression can impact you as an individual on an emotional and psychological level (i.e. racism, homophobia, ableism, classism, colonialism, sexism, transphobia, fatphobia, etc.).