Megan Schad, Ph.D., LCP
Dr. Schad enjoys working with clients from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Her approach to therapy begins with establishing a supportive and empathic alliance with her clients. She strives to gain a holistic understanding of her clients — strengths and difficulties, cultural influences (e.g., religion, ethnicity, gender, etc.), family context, and unique characteristics. In collaboration with her clients, Dr. Schad develops treatment goals to facilitate positive change. She provides individualized treatments tailored to those goals. In general, her approach is relational and she draws on cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and process-oriented techniques.
Dr. Schad joined CCA in August 2015 as a clinical psychologist working with children, adolescents, and adults. She provides individual and couples therapy in the West End office. Her clinical interests include, but are not limited to: grief, loss, trauma, relationship problems, anxiety, and mood disorders.
She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia in 2014. During her graduate work, Dr. Schad received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as other evidence-based treatments (e.g., Interpersonal Psychotherapy). She has worked in such environments as a community outpatient clinic, college counseling center, inpatient hospital, and Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. She completed her internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School where she provided individual and group therapy as well as worked on multi-disciplinary teams coordinating care for individuals receiving treatment.