Megan Blanton, MA, LPC, RPT, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas Christian University and her Masters in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She desires to extend empathy and the compassion of Christ in helping children, teens, and their families in times of distress. She enjoys implementing activity-based, play, and art therapies.
Megan finds Theraplay principles to be very beneficial in her work with children and their parents. She has completed both Level One and Level Two Theraplay Training. Megan will be attending the Pediatric Behavior Therapy Training Institute, an in-depth intensive training course in cognitive behavioral therapy for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders, this April.
While in graduate school, Megan worked at Children’s Medical Center in their Pediatric Eating Disorders Unit as a milieu therapist. Her clinical experience includes assisting with social skills groups for children with OCD, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, and ADHD, as well as working with children and teens with special needs emphasizing hippotherapy. Formerly, she served as a counselor in a local not for profit working with individuals and families who found themselves in financial and emotional crises. Other areas of emphasis include divorce, attachment and parent-child relationships, and anxiety.
Her desire is to help children, teens, and families process the reality of difficulty and suffering in ways that bring hope. She is confident of this, that God will continue the good work He began in her for His glory and her and her client’s joy (Philippians 1:6).
She is a member of the Association for Play Therapy, the International OCD Foundation, and the American Association of Christian Counselors.
She and her husband are members of their local church.