Certified Rehabilitaton Counselor, CRC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Accepting new clients for short-term Accelerated Resolution Therapy sessions on a cancellation list basis
Specialties & expertise
- Career issues
- Anxiety and depression
- Trauma recovery
- Life transitions
- Resolving painful symptoms of anxiety, trauma, and depression
- Existential challenges
- Anger management
- Compulsive behaviors
- Impulse control issues
- Panic disorders
Megan Gallagher is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Warwick, RI. Megan works to create a safe and comfortable environment for her clients to follow a personalized route towards meeting their goals.
Megan works with teenagers, young adults, college students, and adults who are struggling with a variety of symptoms and life experiences. She specializes in anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and career issues.
Treatment in Megan's practice can take a variety of forms, as she works specifically with each client to meet their needs and engage in therapeutic techniques that are within the client's comfort level. Megan has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness Practices. She has particular expertise in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, a modality that helps resolve the painful symptoms of anxiety, trauma, and depression in as few as one to three sessions.
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
Life transitions – Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Anger management – Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships
Compulsive behaviors – Including compulsive overeating, compulsive spending
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, among many other symptoms
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Impulse control issues – Including hair pulling, nail biting, skin picking
Panic disorders – Sudden, overwhelming panic attacks accompanied by physical symptoms of anxiety and fear
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Brown University Student Health Insurance
- Johnson & Wales University Student Insurance
- RISD Student Insurance
- United Health
- URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance
- Initial session: $180/session (45-50min)
- Ongoing sessions: $95/session (45-50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. Additionally, there is a 10% reduced fee for clients who choose to pay in cash.
Therapist's note: Megan can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
Message to clients
"I provide a safe and comfortable setting in which you can work to determine and accomplish your goals, minimize stress, and learn to identify triggers so that you can regain control of your emotions and reach a level balance in your life. We are partners in this process and will work together to create a road map that is appropriate for your needs using tools such as education, support, and direction.
My approach is holistic and client centered. I believe in recognizing one's natural skills while creating strategies to reduce discomfort. I specialize in adjustment issues, depression, and anxiety. I am also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) which provides fast relief to many symptoms including those related to anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and depression.
We will look at your mind/body connection because having a better understanding of this will lead to a reduction of physical/emotional pain. It is my hope that my clients live the life they have always wanted to."
Accelerated Resolution Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2016 - Present
Counseling & Psychotherapy Center, 2014 - Present
The Providence Center (Kent Hospital), 2013 - Present
Children's Friend, 2012 - 2013
Veterans Affairs, 2012
Beacon Hospice, 2011 - 2012