Megan Jean Yale

Megan Jean Yale

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, LCDC
Texas Accepting Online
Austin Accepting In-person
Updated February 13, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Self harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Megan is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Austin, TX. Megan works with young adults and adults who live with feelings of sadness, disconnection, anxieties, low self-esteem, or overwhelming anger. Megan ensures that all sessions are client-led, however offers her expertise to support her clients as they process through their challenging experiences and difficult emotions.

Megan uses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) approaches in her work. This type of therapy emphasizes the connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions and aims to build a client’s skills in handling overwhelming negative emotions and to promote resiliency. She teaches coping and relaxation skills to her clients and speaks about cognitive distortions, mood tracking, and barriers to connecting with others. Megan is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which helps clients move past traumatic events from their past.

Megan believes that self-empowerment begins with self-awareness. As a supportive, engaging therapist, Megan works with her clients to develop this awareness and grow their self-love. Megan is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She welcomes all individuals who hope to take the first step towards a fulfilling, healthy life.


Message to clients

Emotions can keep us stuck in negative situations, keeping us from progressing in our lives. Sharing your emotions can feel daunting, and I'm here to help you work through them non-judgmentally. My approach to therapy is to help you discover yourself on your journey in creating your own life that's worth living. I want to team with you to pinpoint your goals and help you create objectives that work for you. I'm trained in different approaches to address trauma, and most of my theoretical orientation stems from cognitive therapy, specifically Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT. Please contact me so that we can have a phone consultation, and I can answer any questions you may have. Weekday evening and weekend appointments are available.


Specialties

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

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.

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

Self harm - Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences

Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

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

Insurance

Megan Yale 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: $160 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $160
  • Initial session: $160 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $50 (90min)
  • Family sessions: $160 (60min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit 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 (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat
  • Sun

Austin practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Bluebonnet Trails Community Services, Behavioral Health Counselor, 2015 - Present
Bluebonnet Trails Community Services, OSAR Counselor (Outreach, Screening, Assessment, and Referral), 2012 - 2015
Seton Daily Living Program, PRN Counselor for PHP, 2013 - 2014
Paladin Community Mental Health Center, PRN Counselor for PHP, 2012 - 2013
GENAustin (Girls' Empowerment Network), Campus Coordinator, 2012 - 2012
Residential Group Home Program, Residential Counselor, 2011 - 2012

Intuitus Group Counseling Clinic, PLLC, EMDR Therapy Training led by Jennifer Madere, LPC-S, 2020
The Linehan Institute, Death and Dying Retreat led by Marsha Linehan, PhD, 2018
Behavioral Tech, LLC, Intensive Training in the DBT Prolonged Exposure Protocol for PTSD, 2017
The Linehan Institute, Zen Mindfulness Retreat led by Marsha Linehan, PhD, 2017
Behavioral Tech, LLC, Intensive Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, 2016
St. Edward's University, Master of Arts in Counseling, 2010
The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2007


Licensure

Texas: 68538

Texas: 201743

Texas: 12230


Languages

English