Meghan Jerry, LMFT, CST
My approach & philosophy
I am engaged, compassionate, and collaborative. This means that I am very active in the room, asking questions, teaching skills, helping you practice those skills in session, and coaching you in mindfulness exercises. Therapy can be hard work that includes emotionally heavy lifting, and yet it can also be playful and fun, just like your relationships. Like many therapists, I have done my own mental health work and don’t come from a perfect background. Most of us weren’t exactly taught the most effective communication and relationship skills. You can’t do what you were never taught, so there’s no shame in going to therapy to learn and practice these skills.
I work to make sure client strengths and unique identities are honored and to support the creation of greater confidence in each person, allowing you to achieve a deeper connection in relationships. The foundation of our work would focus on compassion, communication, and understanding how you see yourself so that you can have a better relationship with yourself, and with those around you. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I am uniquely able to understand the complex interplay between all the areas of your life. Beyond this foundational work, you have your own unique goals that we will put into action.
While I take mental health and our work very seriously, at times I like to bring a sense of playfulness to the space. I’m going to work as hard as you will. I’m going to be empathetic and compassionate toward you, and I’m going to hold that space so you can do it for yourself. I am highly committed to staying current on the latest research and treatment methods in the field. I am constantly reading relevant books and attending conferences and trainings to assure that I am educated and up-to-date. And like many other therapists, I own 10,000 cardigans and there are orchids everywhere.
If you'd like to know more about my background there is additional information below. If you have more questions, the FAQs page might be helpful. If you're ready to get started, I look forward to connecting with you!
I started my career in the business world. I worked as a VP for a large dealership for seven years, but as time went on found myself wanting to being able to help people in a different and more personal way.
In 2013 I went grad school to pursue a degree and training in couple and family therapy, with a specialization in sex therapy.
In 2016 I opened Kindred Counseling Center, combining my expertise in the business world with my love for helping people. I am so thankful to be living the kind of life that gives me purpose every single day and to work with so many incredible people.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. This means that I was trained systemically, keeping in mind and in practice how all the facets of your experience impact you and interact with your mental health. Systems may include your family, peer relationships, religion, race, culture, institutions, etc.
I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, which means that I completed rigorous training and educational coursework specifically related to sex therapy. I can work with you to address performance anxiety, desire discrepancy, and sexual dysfunction. I enjoy working with individuals, couples (monogamous and non-monogamous) and am kink, poly, and LGBTQIA+ affirming.
My hours & availability
I understand that our lives can become hectic and fitting in therapy isn't always easy. For your convenience, I offer morning, afternoon, and evening hours. Please contact me for specific availability.
My education & training
Master in Marriage and Family Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University
Couple & Family Therapy Program
Specialization in Sex Therapy
Awarded Honors for Masters Project in Emotion-Focused Therapy
I completed my internship at the esteemed Council for Relationships in Philadelphia, PA. I completed my hours for licensure under the supervision of some of the best clinicians in the area.
You can read more about what is required for AASECT Sex Therapist Certification here.
I know you're ready to feel better. If you're ready to get started reach out for a free 20 minute consult!