Megan Swisher understands that we are not defined by our vulnerabilities. We are instead defined by our potential to grow as human beings. That’s why Megan is committed to helping people overcome their struggles, sorrows and setbacks to become whole again. To heal, regain hope and love themselves for who they are, and who they can be.
She offers an individualized approach to assessment and a collaborative approach to counseling with an emphasis on resiliency, mindfulness and self-compassion. Megan is especially passionate about helping families struggling with substance use disorders and addictions, as well as assisting individuals to identify and build on their strengths to facilitate personal growth.
A licensed psychologist and a licensed specialist in school psychology in the state of Texas, Megan is also a certified facilitator of Dr. Brené Brown’s The Daring Way™. She is a member of the International Association of Positive Psychology, the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and the American Psychological Association, including the APA divisions dedicated to counseling psychology, addiction, and clinical child and adolescent psychology.
Dedicated to ongoing learning, Megan stays on top of current trends and field research, attending conferences and seminars led by leaders in the industry, including Brené Brown, Rick Hanson, Malcolm Gladwell, Robert Brooks, Kevin McCauley, Kristen Neff and Ronald Siegel. Megan enjoys speaking to groups, organizations and schools. Some of her recent presentations have been on the topics of resiliency and self-care, strategies and interventions for students with special needs, and nonverbal learning disabilities.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Special Education, with a minor in Criminal Justice as well as a Master in Psychology, both from Stephen F. Austin State University. Megan earned a Ph.D. in School Psychology with an emphasis in neuropsychology from Texas Women’s University.
Community involvement and volunteerism are important to Megan. She has served as a Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities task force member and has assisted men and women in sober living homes as they prepare to enter the workforce. Additionally, a long-time foster family for the Humane Society, Megan has a house full of “foster failures” that constantly make her smile and reminder her that our ability to love and feel compassion is infinite.