Hello, I’m Megan Lavery!
I am a licensed Clinical Health Psychologist with extensive experience helping clients take control of their relationship with food, their bodies, and their health. Working through complicated health and eating histories, I specialize in disordered eating (emotional eating, binge eating, night eating), weight management, bariatric surgery, body image issues, insomnia, and women’s health/infertility. I am passionate about supporting healthy behavioral changes facing barriers, low motivation, depression/anxiety, and health concerns.
I aim to create a nonjudgmental and compassionate atmosphere where clients can openly explore their lifelong patterns related to food, emotion regulation, and self-esteem. It is important to me to work as a team with my clients so that they know they are not alone in their journey. Ultimately, my objective is to support clients in successfully achieving their personal health goals and finding more adaptive coping strategies in service of living a life they value.
As humans, we often try to set unrealistic goals for ourselves, particularly concerning self-improvement. It can feel overwhelming and isolating to be stuck in a cycle of defeat. Working as a team, I support clients in setting realistic behavioral goals that ultimately lead them to their lifetime dreams. In helping many clients achieve long-term success, I have also discovered the importance of addressing ambivalence, uncertainty, and self-doubt within our work.
Within my health psychology specialty, I completed distinctive training at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Weight and Eating Disorders and a fellowship at Cleveland Clinic’s Bariatric & Metabolic Institute. Through my professional training and years working as a psychologist, I have found evidence-based treatments to be very effective in addressing the psychological aspects of disordered eating and other health concerns. Often I utilize Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance-Based Therapy techniques. While my overarching methods are based on researched protocols, I appreciate the importance of remaining flexible and tailoring my treatment to each individual to serve every client’s needs to the fullest.
Dr. Megan Lavery provides online teletherapy to anyone living in Pennsylvania.
PA License #PS018726
Whether you are suffering from panic attacks, obsessive – compulsive disorder, or generalized anxiety we have therapists who use evidenced-based treatments, such as cognitive-bahavioral therapy, to help you.
Many individuals feel like they are at war with their bodies. Whether it’s feeling shame, guilt, or giving ourselves critical comments about our bodies, we can be our own worst enemy. Our therapists can help you feel at peace with your body and learn to be kind to yourself.
Depression, one of the most common mental health disorders, is very treatable. Our therapists are specially trained to help individuals with depression get back to feeling like themselves again.
Reach out today to get started. Our supportive staff will help guide you through the scheduling process, discuss special requests and consult your insurance needs.