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Meagan Shirlen
LCSW Associate , MSW, LCSWA

Meagan Shirlen

LCSW Associate , MSW, LCSWA (she, her)

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Durham, NC 27707
Let's Connect (984) 400-4162
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Are you aged 13 to 30 and struggling with anxiety, grief, or self-doubt? Do you want to explore what's most important to you, your strengths, and what's keeping you stuck? I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space where we'll work together to help you envision a fulfilling life and create pathways to your goals. My approach is validating, holistic, and down-to-earth. All kinds of teens and young adults will find a caring environment here, whether you're on the autism spectrum, living with ADHD, part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community, or none of the above at all. Your unique experiences are valid; I'm here to listen and support you.
Birch Therapy, PLLC is an intimate psychotherapy practice providing mental health services to all ages. I'm a Birch clinician specializing in work with adolescents and young adults, including college, middle school, and high school students. I'm passionate about helping all clients explore their strengths, honor their needs, and navigate life's challenges.
It can be so hard to know if you'll connect with a therapist you're considering, or, for parents reading this, if your teen will connect with them. To learn more about me, visit my Birch Therapy profile at birchtherapypllc.com/about-meagan. Please reach out any time—today is a great day to get started. I'd be honored to partner with you in this journey.
Call or Meagan Shirlen now for a free 15 minute consultation - (984) 400-4162

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Birch Therapy

Durham, NC 27707

(984) 400-4162

Birch Therapy

Raleigh, NC 27605

I offer sessions in person on a comfy couch in Durham or online via video. I see clients on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons.
$130 Per Session  
Individual one-on-one therapy 
If you've been through a lot, feel anxious more than you'd like, or you're pretty hard on yourself, I'm here to listen and support you.
Meagan Shirlen
Let's Connect (984) 400-4162
Photo of Meagan Shirlen, MSW, LCSWA, LCSW Associate

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Birch Therapy

Durham, NC 27707

(984) 400-4162

Birch Therapy

Raleigh, NC 27605

I offer sessions in person on a comfy couch in Durham or online via video. I see clients on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons.
$130 Per Session  
Individual one-on-one therapy 
If you've been through a lot, feel anxious more than you'd like, or you're pretty hard on yourself, I'm here to listen and support you.
Meagan Shirlen

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $130
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
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Birch Therapy is not in-network with any insurers, but we do provide a superbill you can send to your insurance company to request reimbursement if you have out-of-network benefits. Some clients have received up to 80 percent reimbursement for sessions. The evaluation is $180; future sessions $130.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (984) 400-4162
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Meagan Shirlen
LCSW Associate , MSW, LCSWA
"
Birch Therapy is not in-network with any insurers, but we do provide a superbill you can send to your insurance company to request reimbursement if you have out-of-network benefits. Some clients have received up to 80 percent reimbursement for sessions. The evaluation is $180; future sessions $130.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (984) 400-4162
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Meagan Shirlen
LCSW Associate , MSW, LCSWA

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Prelicense by State of North Carolina / P019385 Supervised by Susan Youngsteadt (North Carolina / C012463) Meagan Shirlen
  • Certificate from UNC Asheville Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Multimedia Art
  • Degree/Diploma from UNC Chapel Hill Master of Arts in Teaching, BS Biology, Minor Chemistry
  • Attended The Ohio State University, Master of Social Work (MSW)
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (984) 400-4162
Photo of Meagan Shirlen, MSW, LCSWA, LCSW Associate
Meagan Shirlen
LCSW Associate , MSW, LCSWA
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (984) 400-4162
Photo of Meagan Shirlen, MSW, LCSWA, LCSW Associate
Meagan Shirlen
LCSW Associate , MSW, LCSWA

Specialties and Expertise

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
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I work with all types of clients who are struggling with anxiety, grief, self-esteem, relationships, difficult emotions, ADHD, autism, academic or family stress, finding direction in life, or making important decisions around school or career. During our first few sessions, we will delve into the concerns that brought you to therapy and collaborate to create a plan to move you toward your goals.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (984) 400-4162
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Meagan Shirlen
LCSW Associate , MSW, LCSWA
"
I work with all types of clients who are struggling with anxiety, grief, self-esteem, relationships, difficult emotions, ADHD, autism, academic or family stress, finding direction in life, or making important decisions around school or career. During our first few sessions, we will delve into the concerns that brought you to therapy and collaborate to create a plan to move you toward your goals.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (984) 400-4162
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Meagan Shirlen
LCSW Associate , MSW, LCSWA

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Queer Allied

Age

Teen
Adults

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Queer Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
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I pull from various therapeutic frameworks as we collaborate to explore what is most important to you and how you can move toward a new experience of life that aligns with your emotional and tangible goals. I often incorporate tools from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to support clients in their journey. For some, grounding exercises, therapeutic art activities, or DBT may be helpful.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (984) 400-4162
Photo of Meagan Shirlen, MSW, LCSWA, LCSW Associate
Meagan Shirlen
LCSW Associate , MSW, LCSWA
"
I pull from various therapeutic frameworks as we collaborate to explore what is most important to you and how you can move toward a new experience of life that aligns with your emotional and tangible goals. I often incorporate tools from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to support clients in their journey. For some, grounding exercises, therapeutic art activities, or DBT may be helpful.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (984) 400-4162
Photo of Meagan Shirlen, MSW, LCSWA, LCSW Associate
Meagan Shirlen
LCSW Associate , MSW, LCSWA

Location

Primary Location

Birch Therapy

Durham, NC 27707

(984) 400-4162

Additional Location

Birch Therapy

Raleigh, NC 27605

(984) 400-4162
"
I offer sessions in person on a comfy couch in Durham or online via video. I see clients on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons.
Call for a free consultation now - (984) 400-4162
Photo of Meagan Shirlen, MSW, LCSWA, LCSW Associate
Meagan Shirlen
LCSW Associate , MSW, LCSWA
"
I offer sessions in person on a comfy couch in Durham or online via video. I see clients on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons.
Call for a free consultation now - (984) 400-4162
Photo of Meagan Shirlen, MSW, LCSWA, LCSW Associate
Meagan Shirlen
LCSW Associate , MSW, LCSWA