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Providing mental health services in the Chattanooga area since 1999

Megan Witty, M.Ed.


Education

Currently pursuing a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (projected graduation July 2022)

M.Ed, School Counseling, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

BS, Organizational Management, Bryan College


Certifications

Licensed Professional School Counselor

Licensed 6-12 Math Teacher


Therapeutic Approach

I look forward to learning about the life and story of each new client. I seek to listen without judgment to the history and circumstances that bring each client to counseling. As I gain understanding of each client’s situation, I then come alongside them to clarify or establish counseling goals. Utilizing person-centered and cognitive behavioral therapeutic techniques, I help clients identify disruptive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative impact on behaviors and emotions. Then I help clients learn healthy coping skills and strategies for reducing emotional distress so they may function more fully and achieve their life goals.


Treatment Issues

Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, LGBTQ+ Community Issues, Women’s Issues, Parenting Concerns, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem Issues


Treatment Population

I work with adults and children ages 6 years old and older.


My Journey

I have been drawn to helping people throughout my life. There have also been difficult times in my life when I needed help. When my children were young, I stayed home with them. As they grew up, I began pursuing careers in which I played a role in helping others. I have been a math teacher, school counselor, kindergarten aid, and coach. When I was working as a school counselor, I realized that I loved the counseling part and not so much all the other parts of a school counselor’s role. That is when I decided to go back to school to complete my master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling so I could pursue my passion of helping individuals be their best selves.  


Favorite Quote

“In the end, nothing we do or say in this life matters as much as the way we have loved one another.” -Daphne Rose Kingma


"There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it.” -Amanda Gorman


Recommended Reading

The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk


Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie


8 Keys to Recovering from an Eating Disorder by Carolyn Costin & Gwen Schubert Grabb