Hello. My name is Megan Hougardy. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I am glad you are considering therapy with me. I have experience working primarily with youth, young adults, adults and their families. I have experience providing individual, group and family therapy. I have provided therapeutic services in the home, office, community and school settings.
I support my clients to reach their therapeutic goals through a combination of several evidence- based therapeutic styles: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and mindfulness practices. I agree with the research that the most important part of effective therapy is the client-therapist relationship. I can also include expressive arts and narrative therapy interventions at the request of the client. To that end, I work collaboratively with my clients to reach their goals and aim to build trust and rapport first and foremost.
I create a compassionate and safe space to explore difficult issues. With every client I routinely check-in about the process of our work together, bringing in new modes of treatment and tailoring the therapy to address the specific needs of each client.