Megan Freed, LMSW, MSW

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Megan Freed, LMSW, MSW

Megan Freed, LMSW, MSW

Megan is a fully licensed clinical social worker and has been with Pine Rest since December 2010. Prior to coming to Pine Rest, she worked as an emergency mental health clinician at St. Joseph County Community Mental Health, an Emergency Room therapist at Borgess Medical Center, and an outpatient therapist at Family & Children Services.

She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Western Michigan University, and her Master in Social Work from the University of Michigan.

Other previous experience includes doing play therapy at a private practice in West Bloomfield, and working with children, adolescents and their families at Mott Children’s Hospital in the Child & Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit.

Megan enjoys working with children, adolescents and young adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD/Trauma, Perinatal Mood Disorders, family conflict/divorce, grief and loss.

Faith Statement

Nearly everyone has a point in their life where they feel completely stuck, alone, uncertain or burdened. It is during these times that we often seek support and guidance from those who know and understand us, perhaps better than we may know ourselves. For some, spirituality becomes a very key part in this process.

Having faith that a “higher power” will carry them when they cannot walk alone, and guide them to the answers they desire can often feel frightening. Sometimes, our God can feel so far away that it seems impossible to hear. We may even feel God is to blame. I have found that often our creator speaks through people in our lives to help clarify uncertainties, provide an alternative perspective, and challenge us to put our personal wishes into action.

I became a social worker because my passion is to be this person in the lives of children, adolescents and families. I work to create a trusting, safe, supportive environment to facilitate people in processing through their past hurts, current challenges, and concerns about the future.

Specialties

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
  • Family, Parent, and Child Issues
  • Mood Disorders (Depression / Bipolar Disorder)
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • PTSD / Trauma / Sexual Abuse

Patient Ages

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Children

Location

  • Portage