About Megan Blanton, MA, LPC-S, RPT
Megan Blanton, MA, LPC-S, RPT, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas Christian University and her Masters in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She desires to extend empathy and compassion in helping children, teens, and their families in times of distress. She enjoys implementing activity-based, play, and art therapies. Megan finds Theraplay principles to be very beneficial in her work with children and their parents. She has completed both Level One and Level Two Theraplay Training. Megan has attended the Pediatric Behavior Therapy Training Institute, an in-depth three-day intensive training course in cognitive behavioral therapy for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders through the International OCD Foundation. Megan has also attended the Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) workshop for therapists.
While in graduate school, Megan worked at Children’s Medical Center in their Pediatric Eating Disorders Unit as a milieu therapist. Her clinical experience includes assisting with social skills groups for children with OCD, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, and ADHD, as well as working with children and teens with special needs emphasizing hippotherapy. Formerly, she served as a counselor in a local not for profit working with individuals and families who found themselves in financial and emotional crises. Other areas of emphasis include OCD and other anxiety disorders, divorce, attachment, and parent-child relationships.
Her desire is to help children, teens, and families process the reality of difficulty and suffering in ways that bring hope.
She is a member of the Association for Play Therapy and the International OCD Foundation.
She enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and two rescue dogs.