Age Range: (15-18), Adults (18-50)
- Hi there! My name is Megan Queen Wykoff, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) practicing therapy here in the lovely city of Fort Collins, CO. I graduated with both my BSW and MSW from the University of Tennessee, where I also obtained a Graduate Certificate in Trauma Treatment. In addition to that, I am EMDR-trained and IFS-informed.
- In my work with clients, I pull from many different modalities, depending on what feels most helpful at the time. Some of these modalities include CBT/TF-CBT, DBT, EMDR, IFS, Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness, and self-compassion work. I love helping people to work through issues such as acute/complex trauma (PTSD), anxiety, self-esteem issues, and various interpersonal problems and life stressors. As a social worker, I also find it important to examine the harmful structures and systems in our world that may be bringing you some internalized harm.
- I approach all my clients with a trauma-informed perspective and an attachment lens, understanding that one of the most important things in the therapy room is a safe relationship between you and I, as we explore your story.
- This is why I center my approach to clients around the cornerstones of empathy, compassion, and acceptance. People also say that I offer a warm presence and create a sense of felt safety in the room.
- I find it pressing on my heart to say that in my time as a therapist thus far, I’ve come to find that what is just as important as the educational accolades and the many lovely acronyms I’ve listed above, is the fact that I am a human.
- I’m a human who has struggled with my own anxiety, perfectionism, self-esteem, and harsh self-talk. I’m a human who has struggled with my body image and a disordered relationship with food. I’m a human who has struggled with self-harm as a teenager. I’m a human who has had a hard time setting healthy boundaries in the past. I’m a human who took my role as “the good kid” a little too strongly to heart, not leaving myself much room for self-compassion or making mistakes. I’m a human who has found, felt, and engaged in the healing process of these wounds (with my own helpful guides along the way). And as an ever-growing human, I’m still finding new paths on this healing journey to explore (being a therapist will do that to ya), and I’m committed to continuously doing that work within myself so I can keep showing up authentically to do this work with you.
- I say all of this to not only share some truth and vulnerability with you (it’s only fair), but also to say that I know what the healing journey can feel like. And I’m a human who can sit in the room with you and offer you love and care while you go through the hard parts of that journey. I won’t assume that yours will look or feel like mine, but I do find immense honor, gratitude, and humility in being allowed to partner with you as a loving guide on your path. Thank you for considering me to be there with you in that.
- When I’m not in the therapy room, you can find me out enjoying local restaurants, rewatching my favorite comfort shows, picnicking at the park, tending to my houseplants, or just snuggling on the couch with my husband and my dog.
“What we don’t need in the midst of struggle is shame for being human.”
— Brené Brown