Hello! I am Megan MacKay.
I work as an addiction and trauma psychotherapist. With my education and experience, I am able to identify behavioral health pathologies and educate individuals on those difficulties so that they can effectively manage and heal.
Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Safe and Social Protocol (SSP) based on the Polyvagal Theory.
Pia Mellody’s Post Induction Therapy (PIT) for developmental trauma, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist candidate (CSAT-c), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Behind the alphabet soup:
I operate as a mother of three amazing little girls and a wife to one incredible partner. As a spouse, a mother, friend, member of a recovery community, and counselor, I wear multiple hats throughout the day. As I navigate life in these ever-changing roles, I adjust to these demands with new insight built from the community of trusted individuals I am surrounded by.
I had a shitty childhood, like many. My closest friend and I learned how to cope with these tragic events by using humor. This somehow morphed into the satire I use today. I believe laughter heals the soul. I also carry an enormous passion for helping heal others who went through developmental trauma. I understand the effects on a deeply personal level.
In 2012, I experienced a crisis and entered recovery from alcohol. From that point of absolute defeat, I found my way both into long-term recovery from alcohol and into the field of clinical mental health counseling. As a natural questioner, I turned this talent from the scientific world towards those I work with to help uncover unconscious processes that hinder growth. I have an interest in a diverse amount of topics, from the hard sciences to history and neuropsychology. I created this blog to endorse my passion for lifelong learning, teaching, and discovery. I discovered an enthusiasm for working in the mental health field as a trauma therapist who works with people; walking with them as they travel through their difficulties. Not a leader nor follower, I help individuals traverse the difficult terrain of the unfamiliar with education and support. Today, I work in one of the most renowned facilities in the world with a spectacularly talented team.
I own a farm and adore farm animals, big fluffy dogs, and gardening. You’d find me out in the dirt or getting filthy before you find me polished. I only get gussied up for work or dates with my husband.
I love the country’s lifestyle. I listen to any genre of music that fits my mood. I also fish, knit, crochet, paint, bake, cook, make jewelry, reupholster furniture, make lotion and granola, and read avidly. I endorse a healthy lifestyle and cook with ingredients that are the least doctored possible. Homesteading and natural living are wonderful, but I also follow scientific research methods and follow best-evidenced practice.
I do not remember the last time I watched anything besides Bubble Guppies or Daniel Tiger, so I am not a wonderful conversationalist about TV; except for Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad- those were the last exceptions.
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