Megan Yount, LCSW-C
Why I Do What I Do?
There is nothing more amazing than watching a child explore, learn, and grow. Being able to help facilitate exploration and emotional growth is an honor to be a part of.
Education and Background:
I earned my bachelor’s degree in Social Work from University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2008. I completed my undergraduate internship through the Title IV-E Public Child Welfare Program in the Baltimore County Department of Social Services Foster Care Unit. I was accepted into the Advanced Standing Program at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, graduating in 2009 with a Clinical Concentration in Children and Families. My graduate school internship was also through the Title IV-E Public Child Welfare Program in the Sexual Abuse Intake Unit for Baltimore County Department of Social Services.
My post-graduate work has included many different opportunities to sharpen my clinical skills and advance my expertise in working with children and families. I have spent time in the Public Child Welfare Sector, Education Settings, Residential and Juvenile Justice Programs, and finally private practice. I have 15 years of experience working with children and families.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families/couples/parents. I love watching my youngest clients explore the world around them through play and art while providing the tools they need for healthy expression and emotional regulation.
It is extremely important to me that that parents be involved in the therapeutic process with their children. Working collectively with me on strengthening the family unit is a part of every child’s therapeutic journey, when you choose me as their therapist. Helping parents feel confident in their ability to best support their child through this period of growth not only helps their child but also strengthens the child/parent bond.
My main areas of focus are anxiety (such as OCD, separation anxiety, school related concerns, etc.), emotional dysregulation, oppositional behaviors, stress, self-esteem, life transitions, parenting skills, and improved communication within your relationship/family. I work with children as young as 3 years old.
I am not a good fit for those struggling with infant/child loss, significant medical conditions, or substance abuse. I will help find the best fit for clients seeking these services with a referral to another therapist.
Who am I When I am Not in the Chair:
I am a mother to an amazing little boy, a wife to a supportive husband, a yogi (yoga teacher in training), runner, lifter, and lover of all movement. I am also a huge researcher and book worm.
Looking forward to connecting and working together!