Megan Herrenkohl, MSW, LICSW, Therapist

Mountlake Terrace Location

Mountlake Terrace Location

Megan Herrenkohl, MSW, LICSW

BACKGROUND

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of clinical experience. I obtained my Bachelor of Social Work degree from Eastern Michigan University and my Master of Social Work degree from University of Michigan.

 

I provide therapy for children, teens, adults, and older adults. My practice interests include Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Stress/Life Transitions, Veterans/Military, LGBTQIA/Sexual Identity, Empowerment and Self-Esteem, Grief and Loss, Substance Use, and Behavior Modification. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Mindfulness, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure Therapy, and Post-traumatic Growth.

 

I am a General EMDR Practitioner (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR is an innovative therapy that uses eye movements to help process traumatic events, anxiety, and negative beliefs about yourself. Eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation seem to activate your problem-solving process, something that happens during REM sleep when your eyes are darting back and forth. By focusing on a specific problem, and both its negative and positive emotions, sensations, and beliefs, then adding bilateral stimulation, your brain begins problem solving. Since you are focused on the specific problem, your brain is able to work through it more effectively than if it randomly comes up while you are sleeping.

 

MY APPROACH

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 role is to guide you in finding your best path to achieve the goals that you identify. My goal in any therapeutic relationship is to be a source of support and someone that you can trust and confide in so that you feel comfortable with exploring aspects of your life that may be uncharted territory. Be prepared to be challenged. We grow when we are pushed outside of our comfort zones. Being vulnerable and exploring deeper within yourself when typically, we tend to avoid or distract, takes time and dedication.

 

Learn more at www.meganherrenkohl.com