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Megan Paterson, LMFT

Megan Paterson, LMFT

She/her

Licensed in CA #53371
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net/MHN
There is no cookie-cutter plan that works for every person, so my therapy style is adaptive, creative, and client-focused.

My Therapy Style

Every day I help individuals and couples move toward being their best selves and living their best lives. No matter where you’re starting, things can get better. I’m a divorced, co-parenting mom (of multiples!). Going through personal life challenges has given me the strength, passion, and resilience to help others.

My experience of parenting through divorce and co-parenting beyond it gives me tremendous empathy for my client’s struggles. I also know that when you walk through the fire of life you’ll come to find understanding and a new path. It does get better!

I used Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a short-term, problem-focused form of behavioral treatment that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and free them from unhelpful patterns of behavior. There is no cookie-cutter plan that works for every person, so my therapy style is adaptive, creative, and client-focused.

Education & Training

MS - Counseling, California State University, Sacramento

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I love helping others and can't see myself in any other professional.

What are your interests outside of work?

I am a softball mom. I love the theater and music

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I make sure I go to bed around 10 pm so I can have enough sleep each night.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

I have a special place in my heart for the Ronald McDonald's House. During my daughters' birth, I was given a room at the house so I was able to spend more time and not worry about travel while visiting them in the NICU.

How do you recharge?

I recharge by going on hikes and doing yoga.

Do you have any pets?

I have two dogs. Buddy is a 90lb chocolate lab and Chewie is a 6lb Yorkie. Chewie is the boss of the family.