Megan Herrenkohl, MSW, LICSW
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker through Washington State Department of Health with over 10 years of clinical experience. I have also held licensure in New York and Michigan. I am approved to provide clinical supervision for clinicians seeking licensure. I am also a Field Instructor for graduate level Social Work students currently in their required field placements. I graduated with my Bachelor of Social Work degree from Eastern Michigan University and my Master of Social Work degree from University of Michigan. My concentrations included Interpersonal Practice, Management of Human Services, and Aging.
My practice interests include working with children, adolescents, adults and older adults dealing with Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Stress/Life Transitions, Post-traumatic Stress and other Trauma, Veterans/Military, LGBTQIA/Sexual Identity, Empowerment and Self-Esteem, Grief and Loss, Caregiver Support, Substance Abuse, Behavior Modification, and Mindfulness Approach.
I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Grief and Loss, Suicide Assessment and Treatment, Exposure Therapy, Post-traumatic Growth, Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Nightmare Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Moral Injury, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Military Sexual Trauma, and LGBTQ+ topics. I consider myself a lifelong learner and continue to seek out opportunities for training and professional growth.
In my free time, I enjoy reading fiction, bullet journaling, hiking, camping, dancing, yoga, taking photos, playing with my pets (2 dogs, 2 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs), and going on adventures with my significant other.
It's easy to be overwhelmed by a problem when it feels like a giant mass in your head. By talking about it, you give it a beginning, a middle, and an end which helps you wrap your brain around it. With talk therapy, you become more aware of what is making you feel anxious, sad, angry, or frustrated and then it is easier to decide how to manage these feelings or take action to alleviate them.
Therapy is not meant only for those who have experienced a life-altering or traumatic experience. Instead, anyone and everyone can benefit from identifying changes they want to make and working through the barriers that have prevented them from making those changes alone. We are not born knowing how to cope with every unique circumstance we may encounter throughout our life but we are able to learn how to overcome obstacles. As humans, we have the capacity for perpetual growth and healing. Simply having a therapist that you can trust can allow you to explore that growth and be the best version of yourself.
I am a firm believer that YOU are the expert of your own experience. It is not my place to tell you what to do or make judgements about choices you make. My job is to guide you in finding your best path to achieve the goals that you identify.
Learn more at www.meganherrenkohl.com