• Megan Dovenmuehler, , BS Marriage and Family Therapy Intern 

    “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.”
    – Emily Dickinson

    I consider myself a direct, assertive, empathic intern who takes an integrative approach to therapy, and I believe that communication is the cornerstone of the therapeutic process, having an affection for words: including but not limited to music, movies, poems, literature, and research.

    In my practice, I utilize the 3 Ps – Perspectives, Probabilities-Possibilities, and Patterns – viewing the world through a contextual lens. I believe it is important to have a strong understanding of who my clients are by learning their unique life story, developmental life stage, family life cycle, and local and social discourses. Mental imagery is one of my therapeutic tools. Imagine our therapeutic relationship as a seed. Together, we will water and feed the seed so it can grow strong and healthy. I feel strongly that clients should have a provider that works best for them, so I strive to meet my clients where they are, and am always open to feedback and dialogue about my clients’ individual needs. My approach is to help my clients develop self-awareness to limit the need for therapy. We will know we have been successful when I am no longer needed.

    I am trained to work with a variety of circumstances and populations including anxiety, depression, military, identity issues, at-risk-youth, etc. I also focus on naturally occurring consequences of life including the transition between life stages, trauma, relationship issues, divorce, sudden loss/loss of a loved one/job/pet, grief, social/political/economic effects, and natural disasters.

    I hold an Associate of Art in Business, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and am currently enrolled in a COAMFTE-Accredited Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program with Capella University and practice therapy under a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor. My competency-based education is centered on the study of scientific and technical topics within a systemic foundation. I am trained to be a practitioner-scholar serving a diverse population of clients across various therapeutic settings and situations; I am trained to work with the unique experiences of individuals, couples, and families.