Megan Lothian, LCSW

Megan Lothian, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience working with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, issues related to relationships & family dynamics, the impact of chronic illness and disability, body image difficulties, eating disorders, and interpersonal & complex trauma.

With all of my clients, I have a strong commitment to working from a trauma-informed lens, and prioritize understanding the entirety of a person and their environment. This includes providing the space to explore sociocultural and political systems that influence a person’s identity and life experiences, which are inextricably connected to one’s emotional and relational world.

My approach to therapy is psychodynamic/analytic, relational, and attachment-focused. Essentially meaning that I believe past experiences and significant relationships inform the present, and that the therapeutic relationship can be a place for reparative healing and new experiences. Specifically, in my work with children and adolescents, I integrate modalities such as play and art therapy, and strive to collaborate with important people in their environment to maximize support. At any age, I believe that process of curious and non-judgmental exploration of our feelings, thoughts, actions, and relational patterns, in the presence of another person, can lead to increased empathy for oneself and others, as well as a greater capacity for making meaningful change, and coping with challenges that arise throughout life.

I received my Master’s Degree from NYU Silver School of Social Work, and am a graduate of The William Alanson White Institute’s three-year Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program. I have worked in various settings throughout NYC, including community mental healthcare, school-based mental healthcare, and inpatient hospitalization. While at SelfWorks, I am continuing my post-graduate education at The William Alanson White Institute in the Eating Disorders, Compulsions & Addictions Program.

A bit about me: I was born in England, and spent time growing up in both the UK and just outside of NYC in New Jersey. I attended Loyola University Maryland for my BA in Psychology and Studio Art. I continue to have a love for painting, drawing, and exploring various art museums around the city, and as a once-competitive high school & collegiate rower, also enjoy spending time being active, preferably by the water.

Read more from Megan on Psychology Today, “How to Support Your Child Moving Into a New School Year”




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