Psychotherapy is a way to hear one’s own voice more clearly. By talking about present difficulties and understanding, sometimes, where they are rooted, we afford ourselves the ability to make new choices about where to head next. This may involve talking with another person or changing different aspects of our current situation. If we do this with mindful intent, we can experience the joys of living in the moment, and appreciating each day. This takes practice, repetition, and guidance, particularly if it is new.
Meg practices psychotherapy using a variety of techniques, according to the needs of the adolescents and adults with whom she works.
It has long been Meg’s belief that psychotherapy should be as available as medical help. People should be able to have annual check-ups, and if issues arise during these visits, they should be able to see a counselor for more visits. As with medical issues, sometimes a visit or two will resolve the issue, and sometimes more extensive treatment is involved. The more therapy is viewed as a normal response to a situation out of balance the more quickly people will seek treatment. As with medical issues, the earlier the intervention, the more easily the knot is untangled.
Meg earned her Master’s in Social Work from Boston University and has practiced in a variety of settings, including inpatient medical, and inpatient psychiatric hospitals, a residential mental health facility, and private practice.
Many of us grow up in a household where we do not see what respectful disagreement looks or feels like. Holding differing opinions is an inevitable and valuable part of any relationship – whether with a romantic partner, a child, parent or sibling, or with people in the work environment. Yet so many of us have not had the practice navigating these situations. What can result is an inability to talk about challenges for fear of an eruption too big to manage, or a silence too tough to crack. Part of therapy often involves learning skills to negotiate those very human times. Learning or relearning any new skill can feel awkward at first, or unfamiliar, but over time becomes easier, as it ultimately feels good to be able to have a respectful and productive conversation with those around us.
Executives and managers are best able to harness strengths when they are able to clearly identify what they are, and what the impact is on others. A variety of assessments, including a strong 360-degree feedback, sets up a dynamic conversation between executive and coach and forms the basis for setting goals for a coaching contract.
Based on Meg’s experience as an Executive Coach, she helped many clients in a variety of areas. Some of these include, but are not limited to:
- Building confidence in decision making
- Learning how healthy teams work, and how to develop them
- Increasing self-confidence and self-awareness
- Understanding how to motivate others
- Identifying skills needed for future assignments
- Learning effective ways of communicating with every member of an organization
- Appreciating the opportunity of conflict resolution
Capitalizing on each leader’s ideas, creativity, and knowledge is an individual endeavor, and each experience is tailored to that individual or team. The positive ripples outward from one person gaining confidence are evidenced by increased productivity and multiplied with each person who is maximizing his or her role.
Meg partnered with the organization to optimize feedback, and generate greater collaboration. She ensured follow up so that gains were consolidated and maintained.
She has worked with such organizations as Executive Transit Leadership Program, Babson College’s Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program, Orchard House, Boston Children’s Chorus, Wayside Youth and Family Support Network.
She holds certificates in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.