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Phone: 206-708-7274
Email: southcenter@mindfultherapygroup.com
 

Megan Kloep, Ph.D, Licensed Psychologist 

Biography

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. I received my Master’s and Doctorate Degrees from Southern Illinois University. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Saint Louis University.  I provide Individual therapy to adults ages 18 and above for a wide range of presenting issues, including depression, general life stress, and anxiety disorders.  I also specialize in the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring disorders, Specific Phobia, Social Phobia, and Panic Disorder.  I am committed to providing effective evidence-based treatments in order to help individuals learn skills to manage current and future symptoms successfully.

My Background

I grew up in the Midwest and just recently moved to the Pacific Northwest following the completion of my Postdoctoral Fellowship at the VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  I have had a passion for psychology and helping others throughout my life, which drove me to pursue my doctorate in Clinical Psychology.  During my graduate school training I completed training experiences at community mental health agencies, a university counseling center, a women’s center, and a VA medical center.  It was during this time that I further developed a passion for working with anxiety, trauma (sexual trauma, domestic violence), and PTSD.  To gain further training in evidence-based treatments for PTSD and co-occurring disorders (i.e., substance abuse, insomnia, relational stress), I pursued an internship at the VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  I also completed a postdoctoral fellowship there specifically relating to PTSD and co-occurring disorders for combat trauma and military sexual trauma.  I have received advanced training in evidence-based treatments for PTSD, including Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).

My graduate school, internship, and fellowship experiences have provided me with advanced training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and behavioral therapy techniques for anxiety, mood disorders, insomnia, substance abuse, and panic disorder.  I also utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with certain presenting problems.  I work collaboratively with clients to determine a treatment approach that best fits their needs and treatment goals.  My goal during treatment is to help clients regain control over their life, rather than letting PTSD, anxiety, depression or other difficulties control them.  I work closely with clients to help them learn skills and strategies to reduce symptoms so they feel better able to manage their symptoms effectively.