She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Megan Kessler is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in Seattle, WA. Megan specializes in providing clients warm, empathetic care as they grieve the loss of a child or pregnancy. Her clients turn to therapy to find professional support through this extremely difficult time so they can process through the experience and learn how to integrate their grief into their lives. Megan also works with parents whose children have been diagnosed with medical conditions or illness, as well as parents whose children experience special needs.
Megan understands the complex emotions that clients face when they turn to their internal worlds and start to talk openly about their feelings, thoughts and beliefs. Many parents face feelings like anger, sadness, disappointment, frustration, and disconnection from their loved ones. Megan helps her clients understand their emotional experiences and to feel less alone in their grief. She encourages clients to explore their emotions and to be curious about how their emotions manifest into actions and feelings. Megan practices Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to help clients better understand their thought patterns and the impact their thoughts have on them. She is a trauma-focused, strengths-based therapist who strives to make sessions comfortable and affirming for all.
Megan earned a Master’s degree from Antioch University Seattle. She is a certified Geriatric Mental Health Specialist and uses her knowledge of the different life stages to support her clients with their individualized needs. She brings deep empathy as she helps clients through the darkest periods of their lives.
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Postpartum depression - Coping with persistent feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and/or being overwhelmed after the birth of a child; developing strategies for more positive thought patterns and behaviors.
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood
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Years of Experience: 17 years
Navos, OASIS Program Manager, 2019 - 2020
Navos, OASIS Clinical Supervisor and Therapist, 2014 - 2019
Navos, OASIS Therapist and Case manager, 2007 - 2013
Antioch University of Seattle, Master's in Mental Health Counseling , 2007