Meghan  McDonald
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Meghan McDonald

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Maryland Accepting Online
Indian Spring Terrace Accepting In-person
Updated January 16, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Adolescent mental health
  • ADHD
  • Loneliness
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional statement

Meghan Holland McDonald is a psychotherapist in Maryland. Her practice is focused on guiding individuals, couples, and families toward better living and relationships using tools derived from IFS, CBT, Family Systems Approaches, Polyvagal Theory, and Narrative Therapy.

Meghan's 15 years of experience in the mental health field informs her eclectic approach to each client. She tailors the tools she uses in her work to best fit each clients' unique needs. Meghan regularly collaborates with other professionals such as psychiatrists, registered dietitians, psychologists, and primary care physicians to provide the highest level of care to her clients.

Meghan is continuously integrating new research into her work to support the therapeutic process. In 2023, some of Meghan's clients have benefited from the following literature to continue their growth beyond the counseling session:

The Wisdom of The Body by Hillary McBride, PhD

Being Mortal by Atul Gwande, MD

The State of Affairs by Esther Perel

Good Inside by Becky Kennedy, PhD

The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work by John Gottman, PhD


Specialties

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

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Loneliness - Developing an understanding of one’s loneliness, including its origins and how it impacts daily life; decreasing the occurrence of loneliness by addressing barriers to social connection and practicing coping skills

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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past




Clientele

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

Insurance

Meghan McDonald is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $195 (50min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8a-6pm
  • Tue 9am - 1pm
  • Wed 8a-6pm
  • Thu 8a-6pm
  • Fri 9am-12pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Indian Spring Terrace practice
10000 Colesville Rd, #5, Silver Spring , Maryland 20901
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am - 6pm
  • Tue 8am - 6pm
  • Wed 8am - 6pm
  • Thu 8am - 6pm
  • Fri 9am - 3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 16 years

MHM Therapy, Therapist, 2022 - Present
Peter Bachman Therapy, Therapist, 2021 - 2022
Montgomery County Public Schools, Counselor, 2009 - 2022
The Counseling Group, Mental Health Counselor, 2008 - 2009
ViaCord/Perkin Elmer, Clinical Support Specialist, 2002 - 2008
The New England Center for Children, Level II Teacher, 2001 - 2002

Lesley University, MA Clinical Mental Health, 2008
St. Lawrence Univsersity, BS Psychology & French, 2001


Licensure

Maryland: LC14465


Languages

English