Megan (Grasser) Bednarczyk, MS, CRC, LPC
Megan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children to overcome a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, LGBTQ issues, trauma, crisis and stress. Megan works with a person-centered, holistic approach to understand each patient and their unique circumstances. She uses a variety of therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), muscle relaxation, breathing techniques, and motivational interviewing to assist with creating and maintaining behavior change. She also has expertise in vocational rehabilitation and assisting individuals with mental and/or physical disabilities overcome barriers in the workplace.
Megan is a Plover native and has spent the past several years living and working in Central Wisconsin. Megan earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Psychology from UW-Madison. During her spare time, Megan volunteers her professional skills in the community. She is part of the Portage County Coordinated Community Response Team to address sexual and domestic abuse issues, as well as the Trauma-Informed Care subcommittee. Megan enjoys walking, biking, and spending time with family and friends.
Megan has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy through EMDR Institute, Inc. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. It is an eight-phase treatment. Eye movements (or other bilateral stimulation) are used during one part of the session. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.
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