Megan Swan, PhD

Dr. Megan Swan

Clinical Psychologist

She/Her/Hers

Dr. Megan Swan is a licensed clinical psychologist whose approach centers on Jungian-inspired depth psychology while integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based stress management techniques. She helps her patients experience health and wholeness as they come to know and accept themselves at a deeper level and shape their futures with expanded awareness, understanding, and creativity.

Each session with Dr. Swan takes patients on a relaxed, flexible, open-ended, yet purposeful walk along a path of self-exploration and discovery. With her compassion and expertise, and her listening skills and sense of humor, as their companion, patients encounter images, symbols, metaphors, dreams, and other “whispers” from deeper layers of their psychological landscapes. Dr. Swan guides patients in interpreting these highly personal, frequently profound clues and messages and in translating them into actionable insights. With these insights, patients are able to break through their fears and recognize how ingrained thought patterns, behaviors, and emotions are causing unnecessary anxiety, frustration, and suffering in their lives and limiting their growth. They are able to hear the life stories they have been telling themselves, see how these narratives may be holding them back, and imagine new chapters filled with meaning and with changes that resonate at a deep, soulful level.

Much of Dr. Swan’s clinical career has focused on rehabilitative psychology and health psychology. Trained in neuroscience and psychometry, she found herself drawn to working directly with patients who were confronting the challenges of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, head injury, cancer, other chronic health conditions. She has extensive experience as a staff psychologist collaborating with people living with chronic pain as a result of injury or illness. For more than a decade she served as a community facilitator with Cancer Lifeline, a community mental health outpatient center, where she trained other providers and created and led support groups and workshops for patients and caregivers living with cancer. Over the past decade she has been a clinical psychologist in private practice, focused on helping patients meet and grow through the challenges of chronic medical illness, chronic pain, mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss, existential and life adjustment issues, relationships, and divorce.

Dr. Swan earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from New York University and her Master’s degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and has completed post-doctoral studies with the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association and will be continuing her Jungian analytical training with the Memphis Atlanta Jungian Seminar.

Dr. Swan is licensed in the states of Washington and Colorado and able to practice in all PSYPACT states.