Each month Gilstrap & Associates will feature one member from our firm. We hope to give you an insight into their personal and professional lives by asking them a few quick questions.
The September, 2017 Featured Counselor of the Month is
Megan Hunt, M.A.
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern #16104
Tell us about your education and professional counseling experience.
I graduated from UCF with my Bachelors of Science in Psychology and I recently received my Masters in Licensed Mental Health Counseling with Specialization in Art Therapy from Lesley University. Before my time at Gilstrap & Associates I worked at a partial residential eating disorder clinic. Which means I have experience with working with individuals with eating disorders and other areas associated with them such as: depression, anxiety, PTSD, and self-harm.
What would you say has been the most significant life experience (past or present) that has shaped your counseling direction?
I wouldn’t say there was one experience that has shaped my counseling directions, but I have been fortunate enough to have traveled to many different countries and met individuals from all walks of life and cultures. Meeting these individuals and being emerged into their culture has giving me a love for people and a desire to help.
What can a client expect working with you as their counselor?
Using the creative arts is something I like to incorporate into my sessions and helping clients being able to expressive themselves in a way creatively.
What would you consider your specialties in counseling?
Seeing as I am still in school and have not been practicing counseling for very long I haven’t really developed any specialties in counseling besides my training in using art therapy.
What do you like to do for fun when you’re not counseling?
My hobbies are making art of any kind, that includes painting, sketching, sculpting and pottery. I also love theme parks and frequently go to Universal or Disney. I also love playing board games and I have a weekly game night with my siblings
For more information about Megan,
click here to view her bio.