Megan Brissenden, LCSW

Megan Brissenden, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Pronouns: she/her/hers

My name is Megan Brissenden, and I’m a licensed Clinical Social Worker here at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy. I wanted to share a bit about myself and how I approach the work to help you decide if we might be a good fit. 

I have worked full-time as a Custody Evaluation Social Worker, and part-time as a therapist in both a psychiatric hospital setting and in private practice. I have worked in Special Education as an Instructional Assistant since 2013. I have experience working with teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, interpersonal relationship issues, and life transitions. I have experience working with middle-school-aged special education students in the general classroom who are experiencing adjustment difficulties. My experience also includes working with divorcing couples on successful co-parenting and navigating custody disputes. I have a special interest in parents returning to the workforce after rearing children, as well as adults embarking on empty nesting

I Work Best With

  • Adults 
  • Young Adults 
  • Teens (Ages 13+) 
  • Parents 
  • Couples 
  • Seniors

I Work With:

  • Anxiety 
  • Self Esteem 
  • Depression 
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Divorce/Custody Issues and Co-parenting 
  • Adjustment Disorders 
  • Coping Skills 
  • Life Transitions
  • Family Conflict 
  • Stress 
  • School Issues 
  • Grief 
  • Trauma and PTSD 
  • ADHD (teens only)

My Background

I received counseling myself at age 13 after my dad suffered a life-altering closed head injury, and I knew then that I wanted to help people in the same way. I am compassionate, practical, (and a little bit cynical)! I love getting to know people and their histories, and bringing some humor into our work together. I possess a natural intuition and empathy, and love to help others feel comfortable. The growth, change, and healing clients seek is only possible when they feel safe and supported in therapy. I strive to create this environment by being empathetic and inclusive, practicing unconditional positive regard,–truly meeting clients where they are and without judgment. I’m continuously striving to better myself as a clinician, and as a result, therapy is a journey I take alongside my clients. As your therapist, I will work with you to design a treatment plan based on your goals, and we will adjust as needed throughout the process.

My therapeutic approach is integrative and unique to my clients’ needs and goals. I use an interpersonal relational approach, built on a foundation of cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapies. I utilize acceptance and commitment therapy, as I believe when we are mindful and accepting of our emotions, we can move forward and adopt healthier ways of thinking and feeling. I help clients explore what’s working and not working in their lives, and encourage and work alongside them to develop and implement lasting positive change. I am also open to incorporating aspects of spirituality or religion.

Fun facts about me:

An interesting fact about me is I am a triplet! In my spare time, I enjoy reading mysteries and realistic fiction books, watching action movies, and listening to true crime and history podcasts. I like walking, biking, sailing, and kayaking, and I’m a huge fan of all things Christmas, coffee, and dogs. My favorite pastime is spending time with my husband, two college-aged children, and our two black labs.