About

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Megan Mountcastle, LICSW

Online anxiety therapy for adults across
Connecticut and Massachusetts

Welcome

I'm a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who works with adults experiencing chronic overthinking and excessive amounts of worry, young adults feeling panicky about life, and those whose health challenges have taken a toll on their body, mind and soul.

My goal is to help you stop letting anxiety and illness be the author of your story, so you can experience more calm and peace.

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My Story

My Journey To Becoming A Therapist

I did not start school to become a therapist, but after a profound personal loss in my early college years I pressed pause on my life and crafted a new direction.

During my pause I began to study psychology, philosophy and spirituality. I dove into learning about nurturing ourselves throughout unexpected life change, rebuilding our sense of meaning and direction after loss, and creating a lifestyle that supports our well-being even in a frenzied world.

It is most fulfilling to help my clients develop greater self-compassion, more calm in their bodies and minds, and discover hope even in their most difficult life chapters.

Our Sessions Are Focused On Slowing Down

Sessions will provide you with the space to find peace and quiet that is not experienced in other places. With each session styled like a mini retreat, you’ll finally have a time just for you.

I Believe

As A Therapist, I Embrace The
Following Philosophies

I believe that we can heal if we focus on self-compassion and patience with ourselves and the process

I believe that change is possible when you allow yourself the space to do the work

I believe that therapy should address the person as a whole; their mind, body, and spirit

I believe that humor is an important part of therapy and appreciate a good joke when we’re working together

The professional stuff

My Professional Background

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I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Smith College in Northampton, MA and my Master’s Degree from Simmons College in Boston. I have experience providing group and individual psychotherapy at day treatment programs and in community mental health. I also spent time working on inpatient settings at McLean Hospital, and supporting families through grief and loss with loved ones in hospice care.

In 2005 I trained as a holistic health coach in New York City and developed a practice coaching individuals on navigating life with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  I have also supervised coaches-in-training and supported their learning process.

Prior to private practice I worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where I provided mental health assessments and psychotherapy with adult clients of all backgrounds, while coordinating care with the primary care physicians.

I am well versed in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, narrative therapy, and strengths-based, relational, mindfulness and holistic approaches.

My pronouns are she/her/hers

Let’s Discover How I Can Help

Contact me today to inquire about a free 15-minute phone consultation.