Location: Lakeview, River North
Specialization: Children, Adolescents, Adults
Megan Hertel, Graduate Level Therapist

Megan Hertel

Graduate Level Therapist

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Megan Hertel is a Graduate Level Therapist practicing at Wellington Counseling Group. She is currently attending DePaul University, pursuing her master’s degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling, and previously attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Go Blue!) where she earned her B.A. in International Studies with a minor in Spanish.

Megan is excited to work with child and adolescent clients as she believes in their exceptional capacity for change and growth when given the space, skills and support to do so. Megan believes early intervention, education, and support are some of the greatest investments caregivers can make in their child’s long-term well-being, since their mental health is so closely linked to the emotional, physical, and spiritual health.

Megan’s theoretical approach is grounded within Person-Centered counseling, as she believes in creating a collaborative, dynamic therapeutic space with her clients. She also pulls in Feminist Therapy principles to help clients interrogate structural and cultural challenges impacting their mental health. The focus of Megan’s therapeutic work is to create strong therapeutic alliances with clients to help them feel safe and supported throughout the therapeutic process.

In her free time, Megan enjoys playing with her puppy, gardening, pursuing creative projects, listening to audiobooks, traveling, and being outside as much as possible.