Megan Carney (she/her)

PhD

You are worried about finding the right person for this. You aren't even sure if there really is something "wrong" with you.

Psychologist in Meridian, ID

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

My clients worry about being labelled with the wrong diagnosis. They are concerned that something important is going to be overlooked, like how awful the world has treated them because of their identity. But they also don't want someone to blame all their problems on their identity and overlook a mental health concern. They want someone experienced to really listen and understand them for who they really are. They want the hope of figuring out what is wrong and making a plan to feel better.

My Background and Approach

I know, you are not sure about spilling your guts to a stranger. I've helped many people get to the right diagnosis when they've had the wrong one. I've seen children in foster care labeled with Conduct Disorder and ADHD when PTSD really explained it better. Too many times I've seen Autism overlooked. And sometimes I see people who have a personality disorder that others have not diagnosed. You wonder how an evaluation can make you feel better. Others have told me getting their story out was a relief for them - they felt understood and some weight was off their shoulders. It also helps people know their next move; the first step in fixing any problem is making sure we know what the problem is. For example, what we recommend for trauma is different than anxiety without trauma. I definitely won't give you a diagnosis unless I truly believe you have one. I'm thorough with interviews, testing, and getting information from others with your permission.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I'm in the majority group in many ways (white, middle class, heterosexual, cisgender). I've found myself in the minority being female, agnostic, blue collar/working class at times, and when I've purposefully put myself in spaces where I haven't been the majority. I've lived abroad where I was immersed in my second language and stood out as different. I don't know what it feels like to be you, and I recognize that fact. More importantly, I know that how you've experienced life matters. I am not perfect, none of us are. If I say or do something that feels wrong to you, especially if it feels like as "ism" or microaggression, I want your feedback if you are comfortable giving it. My goal is always to acknowledge the wrong I've done, genuinely apologize, and express what I will do to avoid making the same mistake again. If you are ready to tell your story so you can learn more about how you can move forward, schedule a free 15 minute call with me at https://schedulewithdrcarney.as.me

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English, EspaƱol
  • Rate: $60 - 200/session

Info

208-843-3149 Email Megan
403 W. Cherry Lane
Meridian, ID 83642

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