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  • Megan Lavery, PsyD (she/her)

    Hello, I’m Megan!

    I am a licensed clinical health psychologist with extensive experience helping clients take control of their relationship with food, their bodies, and health. Working through complicated health and eating histories, I specialize in disordered eating (emotional eating, binge eating, night eating), weight management, bariatric surgery, body image issues, insomnia, and women’s health/infertility. I am passionate about supporting healthy behavioral changes facing barriers, low motivation, depression/anxiety, and health concerns.

    I aim to create a non-judgmental and compassionate atmosphere where clients can openly explore their lifelong patterns related to food, emotion regulation, and self-esteem. It is essential to work as a team with my clients so that they know they are not alone in their journey. Ultimately, my objective is to support clients in successfully achieving their personal health goals and finding more adaptive coping strategies to live a life they value.

    As human beings, we often try to set unrealistic goals, particularly concerning self-improvement. It can feel overwhelming and isolating to be stuck in a cycle of defeat. Working as a team, I support clients in setting realistic behavioral goals that ultimately lead them to their lifetime dreams. In helping many clients achieve long-term success, I have also discovered the importance of addressing issues of ambivalence, uncertainty, and self-doubt within our work together.

    Within my health psychology specialty, I completed distinctive training at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Weight and Eating Disorders and a fellowship at Cleveland Clinic’s Bariatric & Metabolic Institute. Through my professional training and years working as a psychologist, I have found evidence-based treatments to be very effective in addressing the psychological aspects of disordered eating and other health concerns. Often I utilize Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance-Based Therapy techniques. While my overarching methods are based on researched protocols, I appreciate the importance of remaining flexible and tailoring my treatment to each individual to serve every client’s needs to the fullest.

    PA License #PS018726

    Megan is available to provide telehealth sessions to anyone living in the state of Pennsylvania.