Megan Richardson, AMFT108425
Therapy has been a safe space for me throughout many seasons of life. I first walked into a therapy office at 5 years old, and again in my early 20s when I was scrambling for health and wholeness. I discovered the power of feeling safe and known, and the impact that my unique life story, the wounds and the victories, had on my current thought processes, relationships, emotions, and behaviors. In therapy I found hope, greater self-compassion and awareness, and moved away from self-defeating processes of shame and feelings of unworthiness. As a result, the health of my body, mind, soul, and relationships improved.
Now, I have the privilege of creating that safe space for my clients because I believe that is the beginning of where change and transformation happen.
I am profoundly grateful when clients allow me into the sacred truths of their inner worlds, into their difficult and not-so-curated stories of joy and pain. I am humbled by the courage and vulnerability that clients exhibit just by walking through the door. I believe that you are the expert on your own journey. Operating from my knowledge and training, I simply aim to come alongside you in that journey and empower you towards growth.
I received my Master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary in San Diego. I have additional training in the Internal Family Systems approach to therapy, I am EMDR trained, I have completed Level 1 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and I’m currently a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. I practice an experiential approach to therapy with couples, families, and individuals. With couples, I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy, a research-validated approach to healing and strengthening couples’ relationships and emotional connection.
Areas of focus include:
-EMDR (Eye Movement De-sensitization and Re-processing)
-Trauma and PTSD
I would consider it an honor to be invited into your unique story and to help you move toward greater health and healing in your life and relationships.
You may contact Megan by phone 619-663-5288 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.