Providing mental health services in the Chattanooga area since 1999
Meg Nyweide, MSW
Master of Social Work
Master of Social Work, Southern Adventist University
BA, Psychology, Lee University
I use holistic and evidence-based approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and psychoeducation to help clients meet their most basic needs, gain insight into their innate strengths, find their voice and a sense of empowerment, build a supportive community, develop their identity, and discover their life’s purpose.
I primarily work with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, life adjustments, spiritual issues, trauma, grief/loss, self-esteem, body image issues, disordered eating, and substance use.
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults. I recognize that the individuals I work with are a part of diverse systems that impacts their well-being, so it is crucial to understand each person within the context of their environment. I also support individuals who may choose to include their loved ones in the therapeutic process through family sessions to help them meet their goals.
Having challenges in life is inevitable. However, I have learned that working through those challenges with a strong, healthy support network and by developing helpful coping skills can promote healing, growth, and a pathway to a new life. I have experienced this in my own life and have seen it in countless lives over the past several years. I have been inspired by the strength of the individuals who were able to overcome their challenges and work towards new goals. Prior to obtaining my Master of Social Work degree, I served in many volunteer and professional roles helping individuals meet their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, professional, educational, and/or self-care goals. These roles ranged from mission work in Mexico to eight years of experience at a residential treatment center for adults who struggled with disordered eating, substance use, and other issues. While completing my master’s degree, I worked with college students who were struggling with life transitions and individuals who were facing eviction and housing insecurity. I am looking forward to continuing to support others as they work through and overcome life’s challenges and accomplish new goals.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
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