Megan McGinn, PsyD is a licensed psychologist who emphasizes empowerment, self-acceptance, and authenticity when working with patients to overcome life’s challenges. She integrates both psychodynamic and cognitive interventions; this two-pronged approach helps patients understand how early developmental and relational experiences can lead to self-defeating thoughts and behaviors in the present. Utilizing evidence based treatments (including Emotion Focused Therapy, Supportive-Expressive Therapy, Transference Focused Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Megan specializes in mood disorders, relationship issues and trauma.
Megan received her bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, a post-baccalaureate degree in psychology from Columbia University, and her doctorate from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology.
Megan has worked with a diversity of patient populations—including eating disorders, forensic, complex trauma, and severe and persistent mental illness— in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her past placements include New York Presbyterian Hospital, Riker’s Island, The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and The William Alanson White Institute.
Outside of practicing psychotherapy, Megan is an avid New York City enthusiast who also enjoys documentary films, books about mindfulness and spirituality, and live music.