Mental Health Therapist
Megan was born and raised as a Southern Californian. The beautiful weather and beaches keep a smile on her face and allow for some of her favorite activities.
Megan attended San Diego State University twice (go Aztecs!), graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Child Development and, again, in 2018 with a Master’s in Social Work and Pupil Personnel Services Credential. During her graduate studies, Megan worked with elementary and middle school students in the San Marcos School District, and then with foster youth in the Extended Foster Care program and foster youth on probation. She then worked for Child Welfare Services with San Diego County for two and a half years.
Megan is so excited to be a part of the Mending Matters team meeting students where they are at and empowering them to achieve their goals. She values honesty, humility, learning, and kindness. She firmly believes in the mind-body connection and seeks to further understand the mind’s impact on the body and the body’s impact on the mind.
“When tough times come your way, you really only have two options. You can either fight the waves or you can ride them. You can spend all of your energy wishing things were different and wishing that situations and people would change. You can spend your precious time fighting against all that is – or you can let go and ride the waves. You can soften. You can accept that life brings waves, and some waves will bring you the most peaceful bliss and others will test your strength and courage to continue… My beautiful friend, I hope you learn to ride your waves.” – Nikki Banas