Megan  Connell
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Megan Connell

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PsyD
Virginia, Washington DC, Washington, North Carolina Accepting Online
Ballantyne Accepting In-person
Updated November 18, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Procrastination
  • Military life

Professional statement

Dr. Megan Connell is a Clinical Psychologist who sees clients for remote teletherapy sessions in Washington state, Washington DC, North Carolina, and Virginia. She works with individuals ages 13 and up, and most frequently works with adolescents, adults, and senior citizens. She specializes in anxiety and trauma, and has a military background. 

Dr. Connell’s approach to therapy is brief and solution-focused; she strives to make sessions both fun and educational for her clients. Additionally, Dr. Connell has a unique expertise in working with clients who are part of the gaming community; she is both a member of the community herself, and has done extensive work with girls, geeks, and games, including developing the clinical role of Dungeons & Dragons for group settings. 

Dr. Connell completed her undergraduate training at Berklee College of Music, her graduate training in Hawai’i, and her clinical internship in Washington state. She looks forward to working with you.


Message to clients

Your mind is racing, you feel overwhelmed and like you can barely hold it together. You feel the pressure of the expectations of others and live in constant dread of letting them down, or worse being discovered for being a fraud. Even in the quiet of the night your mind races with all the things you need to do and is constantly worried about what you have forgotten, or who you may have let down. You feel powerless to change any of it.

This isn’t you, you are used to being fun, passionate, and excited. You love learning, and engaging in your hobbies and fandoms. The worry, the pressure, the desire to be perfect, have all robbed you of your ability to truly engage with your life. You don’t it to continue this way yet are afraid of what will happen if you let off some of the pressure.

I am here to help you, to be the light in the storm, to help equip you with the psychological tools you need to live your best life. I am in the empowerment business. With our work together I am going to help you learn about how your brain works so that you can work with your brain, rather than against it. You will learn methods of coping with anxiety and ways to activate and engage in your life.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past Parenting – Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Procrastination - Learning what creates motivation for us and how to work with challenges in motivation

Military life - Transitioning from active duty to civilian life, military family life or issues related to past military experiences.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Megan Connell is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $220 (45min)
  • Initial session: $260 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00pm-6:00pm EST
  • Tue 10:00am-3:00pm EST
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm EST
  • Thu 10:00am-3:00pm EST
  • Fri 10:00am-4:00pm EST
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm EST
  • Tue 10:00am-3:00pm EST
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm EST
  • Thu 10:00am-3:00pm EST
  • Fri 10:00am-4:00pm EST
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00pm-6:00pm EST
  • Tue 1:00pm-4:00pm EST
  • Wed 1:00pm-4:00pm EST
  • Thu 10:00pm-5:00pm EST
  • Fri 10:00pm-4:00pm EST
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm EST
  • Tue 10:00am-3:00pm EST
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm EST
  • Thu 10:00am-3:00pm EST
  • Fri 10:00am-4:00pm EST
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Ballantyne practice
15720 Brixham Hill Ave, Suite 150, Charlotte, North Carolina 28277
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-6:00pm EST
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm EST
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 10:00am-4:00pm EST
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Southeast Psych, 2016 - Present
US Army Psychologist, 2009 - 2016

Argosy University Hawaii, PsyD, 2010
Berklee College of Music, BA, 2003


Licensure

North Carolina: 5060

Virginia: 0810005108

Washington: PY60181879


Languages

English