Meg Kelley

Dallas Therapy Collective

Meg Kelley, M.S., LPC-Associate

(She/Her)

Supervised by Faith Kaufhold Ray, LPC-Supervisor

Psychotherapy with adults and teens (virtual only)

$150/50-minute session, Aetna

Therapy for Teens (13+)

Religious
Trauma

Anxiety
Counseling

Childhood
Trauma

Depression
Counseling

LGBTQ
Therapy

Does this sound like you?

Tired. I don’t even know where to start.

I’m tired –  of behaviors I can’t change, of relationships that drain me, of pretending to be okay when I’m not, of pain that never seems to end, of responsibilities that are overwhelming, of feeling so alone, of life.

I just know that I’m sick of feeling this way. I want to feel better. At peace. Fulfilled. Energized. I want to feel like myself again.

Can Therapy Help?

You’ve already done the hardest part – identifying that something isn’t right, and looking to make a change. That’s huge. So how do you return back to your authentic self?

True authenticity takes a tremendous amount of courage, a safe environment to grow, and time to practice. When we are given a safe space, free from judgment and filled with patience, to explore our true desires and honest emotions, we find freedom. It is in the untangling, the self reflection, the vulnerability of sharing with another, and the quiet pauses, that we find the freedom to be our truest and most authentic self.

How I can help…

In a world that is accustomed to quick fixes, filters, and a façade of “having it all together,” it is my greatest joy to provide a window of space where you can freely breathe and fall apart. It is my primary goal to cultivate an environment where you can find meaning in this messy life that so often feels senseless and out of our control. In this space, we can discover what is most valuable to you and how you might find purpose in the chaos of life. 

It was through my personal experience with grief and loss that I found a longing for greater purpose in my life. After several years in the consulting and human resources field, I pursued a career in therapy to focus my knowledge and talents on the universal human experience.

Throughout my clinical experience, I have had the privilege of walking alongside anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, anger, grief, and fear. I have worked with a diverse range of adults and children, from a wide variety of backgrounds and lived experiences. For this reason, it is critical that my approach is uniquely tailored to each client, carefully considering multicultural factors and individual differences. Everything I do as a therapist revolves around using the most recent research and evidence-based methods to deliver high quality care. My theoretical approach is primarily drawn from an existential perspective, though I also incorporate tools from systems theory and narrative therapy. I believe that counseling is a collaborative process, where the client and counselor work together to develop goals for therapy and to identify and remove obstacles to growth and healing.  It should be organic, leaving room for laughter, the occasional (but necessary) curse word, and a whole lot of imperfect humanity. I am continuously  impressed by my client’s bravery, authenticity, and kindness to share these experiences in therapy with me.

When I’m not at work…

I am a proud Chicago native, with a gentle Midwestern heart. I moved to the state of Texas over ten years ago to complete my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish. Since then, I have earned a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health, and I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. When I am not meeting with clients or nerding out over psychotherapy conferences, I enjoy visiting my family back in Illinois, running, cooking Half Baked Harvest recipes, and drinking (a 100% unhealthy amount of) coffee with my husband.

Credentials

  • Doctoral student, University of North Texas, Counseling Psychology
  • M.S. Mental Health Counseling, Southern Methodist University
  • LPC-Associate, Supervised by Faith Kaufhold Ray, LPC-Supervisor

My Full Specialties Include:

  • Childhood trauma
  • Life transitions (career, family, etc.)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Grief and Loss
  • Spiritual/Religious identity/concerns
  • Identity exploration and self-esteem
  • Marginalization due to multicultural identities
  • Existential concerns
  • Severe and Chronic Illness
  • Addictions

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