Megan Begley

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We all have trauma; it lives in our bodies. I help relieve symptoms like anxiety and depression, and shift the identity damage into growth.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Lexington, KY

  • Individual

About My Clients

Are you looking for more impactful methods than talk therapy for PTSD or another issue? Just talking about trauma might have made you feel worse, or maybe your struggle with shame, fear, anger, or self-sabotage persists when you *seem* to lack trauma history at all. You may realize that a physical illness would benefit from healing emotional wounds. Or, to move forward with personal growth, spiritual crisis, or addiction recovery, you may want a blend of expertise and unconventional perspective.

My Background and Approach

In addition to my own experience overcoming anxiety, substance abuse, and disordered eating years ago, I use training in trauma, mental health nutrition, and psycho-spiritual concepts to provide a truly holistic approach. To help you get relief, I use somatic (mind-body) therapies that enable deep inner work by accessing the limbic system. The limbic system connects mind and body by linking memories, feelings, and physical responses. By accessing the body's record of traumas (aka the subconscious) and not just the reasoning part of the brain, we can improve symptoms (like panic attacks or bad digestion), mute the intensity of painful emotions, and release faulty identity beliefs that translate into your external problems. I also use transpersonal (''beyond the personality'') approaches to help you distinguish those faulty beliefs from your undamaged core, and begin transforming the pain into meaning aligned with your beliefs and values.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe the scientific process has value, but I also believe there's aspects of reality that haven't yet been deemed worthy of clinical research--particularly when it comes to emotional and physical healing. Evidence-based practice is a good standard, but I'm open-minded, and feel connected to what's beyond that. I believe Rx medication has it's place--many of my clients take pharmaceuticals, and it's generally a non-issue. That said, as a therapist aligned with progressive medical approaches, I rarely encourage med use. (I mention it because I know some people are looking for that.) Finally, I believe in social justice and value diversity. I'm an ally to POC, the LGBTQ community, and people of all faiths and non-religious beliefs. I chose Clinical Social Work as my path to mental health training and licensure because it's based on social systems theory--I can't un-see the impact of factors like discrimination on mental health.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $140 - 140/session


859-287-0760 Email Megan
230 Lexington Green Circle
Suite 420
Lexington, KY 40503

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