Have you considered relationship counseling, but for whatever reason, never made an appointment to speak with a professional? After reading my interview with Megan Broadhead, MS, M.Div, LAPC, I hope you’ll be inspired to make that leap forward!
Megan is a licensed mental health professional with degrees in Religion and Divinity and has a unique approach to working with couples. I am a huge proponent of people utilizing professional counseling services and believe it’s a must-do before entering into marriage. After she and I connecting virtually, we met for lunch and had a lovely conversation about our businesses and passion for helping couples. Would you like to know her highly recommended tool for enhancing sexual intimacy? Keep reading!
EP: What inspired you to become a counselor?
MB: I have always been that person people come to for a listening ear. And I love it! I love allowing others to feel heard. I love practicing being truly present with others. I know how transformative the experience of being truly “heard” can be, and I continually want to grant others this same opportunity.
EP: What makes your practice unique?
MB: This is a great question. Being in Atlanta, folks have many options for their counseling needs. I recognize this and definitely strive to set myself apart by creating and presenting the most genuine reflection of ME in my business. I think that’s what makes my practice unique—it’s a reflection of who I am as a person. I pour myself into my work with couples and with individuals; I don’t pursue something unless it resonates with my sense of self. I aim to be authentic. My personality, experiences, knowledge, and personhood continually interact with clients’ needs, wants, and therapy goals to create a unique counseling experience for every couple who steps into my office.
MB: I earned my BA in Religion, with a minor in Business Administration from Belmont University in Nashville, TN, and then continued on to earn an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University and a Masters of Divinity from McAfee School of Theology. I think the spiritual/ theological/ psychological integration is unique, and I’m grateful for the experiences I’ve had in learning how to incorporate spirituality into my work with clients who are interested in this. I have enjoyed a wide range of experience that includes chaplaincy rotations in both a hospice and a women's prison, and my clinical counseling background includes work in a community crisis center, an adolescent unit at a psychiatric hospital, and an outpatient eating disorder center.
I am a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (License #APC003609) in the state of Georgia, as well as a member of and blogger for the American Counseling Association. I am also a certified PREPARE/ENRICH couples counseling program facilitator.
In addition to premarital couples work, other areas of interest, special training, and expertise include: depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, spirituality issues and faith exploration, relationship issues, and disordered eating and eating disorders.
EP: Do you have any favorite tools or books you recommend to couples for certain kinds of insight?
MB: I use and recommend all of the Prepare-Enrich tools and provide workbooks to my clients, but here are a few of my other favorites: