Megan Prenty (she/her), RP(Q)
My name is Megan, and I am a registered psychotherapist (qualifying). I am passionate about mental health, and enjoy sharing this passion with clients in a safe, empowering, and genuine way. I believe that the client is the best authority of their lived experience and my job is to help them navigate their own path through self discovery and healing.
My approach focuses on creating an open, non-judgemental space where people can work through their struggles and develop tools that will help positively shape their experience in the world at large. I hope to create a space that is not just safe, but brave, in that it allows for growth, adaptation, and the unique expression of self.
I use a blend of mindfulness and somatic techniques to connect to the physical body as well as tools to explore an individual’s emotional and congestive landscape. Working with a client-centered focus, I tailor my work around your specific goals and needs.
I provide both virtual and phone services that take a client-centered and trauma-informed approach to individual therapy. I use a variety of evidence-informed modalities including: mindfulness and self compassion, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and internal family systems (parts work), solution focused brief therapy. I also frequently use polyvagal theory to help as a framework for somatic and regulation-based techniques.
Areas of focus:
I work with individuals experiencing a variety of challenges including grief, burnout, anxiety, self-esteem, and confidence. I have seen many who want to learn how to be more gentle with themselves, rather than living in reaction to the people and circumstances around them.
Self esteem / Confidence
Education & Background:
My career in wellness began in 2007 when I started working as a massage practitioner focusing on stress management. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English from Simon Fraser University, with a double major in English and History. In 2011, I completed a 200-hour Hatha teacher training, and in 2017 a 500 hour movement and meditation teacher training. I have over a decade's teaching experience of mindfulness, meditation, and movement practices.
I returned to school and graduated in 2015 with a diploma and a license to practice registered massage therapy with a practical focus in nervous system regulation. I am currently fulfilling the final credits of a Bachelor's of Health Sciences from Thompson Rivers University. In 2023 I completed my Master of Arts in Counselling and Psychology from Yorkville University. I am a qualifying registered psychotherapist in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a member of Canadian Counselling Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).