Megan Carlson

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LLMFT, NCC

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Megan Carlson

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LLMFT, NCC


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

Meaningful Connections Counseling PLC
6963 W KL Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 431-2029

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Announcement icon During this challenging time we are all facing due to COVID-19, I am offering all sessions now via Telehealth video chat and phone.
Finding someone to trust and confide in with life's demands can be challenging. To put yourself out there and say, "Here are my problems," can be intimidating and scary. It is my hope to create an environment where you will feel safe, free from judgement, and better prepared to explore and improve your life. My goal is to help you on your journey to self discovery, growth and happiness. You are your greatest teacher and together my hope is for us to achieve your greatest potential. I am open to working with clients of all ages, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations.
The wealth of my experience as a clinician has been working with children and adolescents, particularly children on the Autism Spectrum. I am a board member of the Autism Support Center of Southwest Michigan. I also enjoy working with couples and family dynamics. I provide couples, family, individual counseling, and group therapy.
I am available Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm via phone or anytime via email for questions or concerns you may have. Please do not hesitate to let me know if there are any other resources or ways in which I can help you reach your goals.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $130 - $190
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beech Street
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Humana
  • McLaren
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Michigan Education Special Services Association
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 7
  • Smart Health
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • License: Michigan / 4101006725
  • School: Western Michigan University
  • Year Graduated: 2016

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Board of Certified Counselors / 756806
  • Certificate Date: 2020
  • Certificate: American Counseling Association
  • Certificate Date: 2017

Megan Carlson's Groups

Adolescent Social Skills

Sessions will focus on building skills necessary in social communication like making and keeping friends, problem-solving, assertiveness and confidence and conflict resolution, as well as self-management. Psycho-educational material is provided as well as practice of skills through games, activities and facilitated role play.

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Adult Social Skills

This group provides psycho-educational material and facilitated game, activity and role-play to explore issues concerning those with social anxiety and who may be on the Autism spectrum. This group targets a variety of issues from making and maintaining relationships and friendships, coping with anxiety, assertiveness and confidence, general self-management, conflict-resolution and teamwork.

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Location

Meaningful Connections Counseling PLC
6963 W KL Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 431-2029
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Autism
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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This location is easily accessible from:

Professional Connections

Megan has such a bright personality and excellent skills. Even folks who struggle to open up will find it easy to connect with her.

Megan is a kind and highly capable therapist. She regularly finds opportunities to attend new trainings and is very thoughtful about increasing her knowledge and resources. She is very thoughtful and non-judgmental, and she works collaboratively with clients to help them reach their goals.

Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Megan Carlson, MA, LPC, LLMFT, NCC, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kalamazoo

Megan Carlson

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LLMFT, NCC