Megan  Pennel

Megan Pennel

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Practice: Mind of Peace Counseling Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Washington, Montana, Washington, Montana Accepting Online
Updated January 8, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

I have been in the social work field since 2014 helping children, teens, and adults through various concerns. I enjoy treating any individual who feels they would benefit from therapy, especially if their concerns are multi-faceted and complex. I am dual-licensed to treat both substance use and mental health in the state of Montana and have completed trainings in modalities such as DBT, CBT, ACT, and trauma-informed therapy. However, I believe there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy, and often integrate multiple theoretical approaches in my work with clients.

I have experience in treating individuals in a wide variety of therapeutic settings ranging from residential to outpatient treatment centers. Through my experience, I have found the most profound change for clients is accomplished through long term, client-focused therapy in an outpatient setting. I offer therapy sessions via telehealth, so clients have the flexibility to join from wherever they feel most comfortable.


Message to clients

My training encompasses a diverse range of therapeutic methods, and I firmly believe in the importance of customizing treatment to suit your unique needs throughout the entire therapeutic journey. My approach combines supportive therapeutic techniques with structured interventions, ensuring that you experience tangible progress and valuable insights. I believe the most important component in therapy is the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client, and work to strengthen that relationship at every stage of treatment. I want you to feel like an active participant in what your treatment looks like along with how your treatment progresses. In your first few sessions, we will come up with a plan together for your treatment and will check in regarding progress often.


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

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

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in WA, MT)
  • Amerigroup (in-network in WA, MT)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in WA, MT)
  • First Choice Health (in-network in MT)
  • Humana (in-network in WA, MT)
  • Independence Blue Cross (in-network in WA, MT)
  • Medicaid (in-network in WA, MT)
  • PacifiCare (in-network in WA, MT)
  • Regence Blue Shield (in-network in WA, MT)
  • Simply Healthcare (in-network in WA, MT)
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (in-network in WA, MT)
  • Tricare (in-network in WA, MT)
  • UMR (in-network in WA, MT)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (53min)
  • Initial session: $325 (53min)
  • Self Pay - Individual: $112 (53min)
  • Self Pay - Initial Assessment: $162 (53min)

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
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

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 9am - 5pm
  • Tue 9am - 5pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 9am - 5pm
  • Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Sat 9am - 5pm
  • Sun 9am - 5pm

Online Sessions (Montana)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 5pm
  • Tue 9am - 5pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 9am - 5pm
  • Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Sat 9am - 5pm
  • Sun 9am - 5pm

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 9am - 5pm
  • Tue 9am - 5pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 9am - 5pm
  • Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Sat 9am - 5pm
  • Sun 9am - 5pm

Online Sessions (Montana)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 5pm
  • Tue 9am - 5pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 9am - 5pm
  • Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Sat 9am - 5pm
  • Sun 9am - 5pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Mind of Peace Counseling, Clinical Therapist, 2021 - Present
Charlie Health, INC. , Primary Therapist, 2021 - 2023
Butte Cares, Prevention Specialist, 2020 - 2021
Arizona Smoker’s Helpline at University of Arizona, Outreach Counselor, 2018 - 2020

Arizona State University, Master of Social Work, 2021
University of Idaho, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 2013


Licensure

Washington: SC61300359

Montana: BBH-SWLC-LIC-53299

Supervisor: Lynette R Belknap-Williams (MHCL LH61202985)


Languages

English