Meet The Specialists
Dr. Meehan, Postdoctoral Fellow, received his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University. In the process of earning his doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Meehan intentionally sought diverse training experiences and has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families. He completed a year-long internship with a community mental health center where he provided therapy to youth and families, provided in-school therapy services to elementary students, and completed psychological assessments with a focus on assessing for autism spectrum disorder.
Dr. Meehan specializes in working with children and adolescents and strongly encourages other family members to be involved in the therapy process, especially caregivers. His primary treatment orientation is based in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Dr. Meehan strives to educate and empower his clients while being non-judgmental, empathic, and encouraging. He believes in learning through experience and strives to give clients the confidence to do things that may be new or uncomfortable.
Dr. Meehan’s primary goals are to help people increase their ability to tolerate whatever feelings or situations they face, increase self-confidence, build a sense of compassion for one’s-self, and achieve a greater sense of overall well-being. He believes in using an integrated approach and may explore how changes to diet, sleep, exercise, involvement in one’s community, or personal spiritual practices can help a person reach their goals. He focuses on using a positive approach to his work, focusing on how a person’s strengths can help them to overcome their present difficulties according to the tenants of Positive Psychology.
In his free time, Dr. Meehan enjoys spending time being active in nature, reading, getting together with friends and neighbors, and spending time with his wife and children.