MEAGAN BLACK

B.A., M.C.P STUDENT

Meagan is currently completing her master's degree in Counselling Psychology at Adler University. Previously, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph, graduating with an honours Bachelor of Arts Psychology degree in 2019.

Meagan has experience in working with various populations, most recently through the lens of systemic change with the Family Justice Innovation Lab based in Vancouver B.C. Meagan's work in 'The Lab' is backed by knowledge and research into adverse childhood experiences and how the effects of divorce on children throughout development may be perpetuated through family court proceedings, with many showing effects long into adulthood. In hearing cases dealing with abuse and neglect there's hope to gain understanding of what is needed to give children more of a choice in their changing family dynamics. Ultimately the hope is to redefine the meaning of what is in the best interest of the child.

As a therapist, Meagan draws from various methods, including trauma-informed CBT and mindfulness techniques, in an effort to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. Her goal is to assist clients in exploring personal challenges and help them develop the strength and skill to optimize life experiences. Meagan believes that guiding presenting issues with compassion, empathy and respect in a safe, non-judgmental environment can foster this optimization.

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