Megan Alford, LPC, ATR-BC
Megan Alford is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist who works with adults, adolescents, and children, with a special focus on adolescents and children. Megan has worked with a wide range of clients that present with various mood and behavioral issues, including, but not limited to, substance addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, Bipolar, ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, PTSD, social skills, loss and grief, and life stressors and adjustments. She has a passion for incorporating creativity, art processes, play therapy techniques, bibliotherapy, CBT, and “homework” assignments into therapy sessions.
Megan has a Master’s degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Eastern Virginia Medical School, and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Old Dominion University. She became a Board Certified Art Therapist in early 2016, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in early 2017. Megan has previously worked in a residential setting, at Newport News Behavioral Health Center, and has experience working in a number of domestic violence shelters with women and children. Megan’s theoretical orientation integrates Strengths Based and Person- Centered approaches, while supplementing Cognitive Behavioral techniques. Megan interacts with clients using empathy, respect, compassion, and humor.
Megan is a born and raised local of Virginia Beach, and enjoys reading, watching Netflix, traveling, and creating artwork. She is a holiday fanatic, with Christmas being her favorite. She enjoys being physically active, attending her church, and spending time at home with her husband, dog and cat.
Specialties: General issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, behavioral issues (ODD, Conduct disorder), PTSD, substance abuse, Bipolar, crisis intervention, life stressors and adjustments, loss and grief, anger, impulsivity and communication/social skills, adolescents and children, Art Therapy, CBT.