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Megan Balcarczyk Psychotherapy, LMHC

Megan Balcarczyk is a licensed mental health counselor who works with adults in the areas of depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, career, and life transitions. She takes an integrative approach to therapy with the understanding that each individual has different experiences and needs that they bring into the therapeutic relationship.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Schizophrenia & Psychotic Disorders
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“By opening up and allowing an outside person to join us in our thought process, we can begin to gain insight that may not be possible when we are sitting alone with our thoughts.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
From an early age, I was intrigued by the human experience and human interaction. In high school, I took my first psychology class and felt drawn to following this path in life and learning as much as I could about psychology and mental health. I have a wide variety of experience, including work in inpatient psychiatric units, substance use clinics, outpatient mental health day programs, ACT teams, and virtual one-on-one therapy. By spending my time gathering a diverse range of experiences, I have built a base of knowledge and techniques that help when treating people on an individual level, as this allows me to identify what techniques work best when addressing a client’s concerns and guiding their therapeutic experience.
What should someone know about working with you?
My primary goal in working with new clients is to help them build trust in our therapeutic relationship. Connecting with a new therapist can be intimidating, so I do my best to start slowly and allow the client to lead the conversation in a way that they are most comfortable with while offering guidance as needed. It is important for me to get a true understanding of why individuals are seeking help and what they hope to gain from the process. I get this by staying active in session, asking questions, helping clients identify goals, and sharing laughs when we can. My goal is to guide the individual through the therapeutic process while keeping the experience a positive one.
What would you tell someone who is in the process of considering therapy?
Entering therapy can feel intimidating and overwhelming, but the fact that you are at the point of considering therapy shows that you are brave and ready to take the next step in addressing areas of life that may be of concern. By opening up and allowing an outside person to join us in our thought process, we can begin to gain insight that may not be possible when we are sitting alone with our thoughts. The act of verbalizing our thoughts, emotions, and fears can feel scary, but doing so allows us to gain a better understanding of what we are experiencing so that we can process these things and move forward in the healthiest way possible.
“The act of verbalizing our thoughts, emotions, and fears can feel scary, but doing so allows us to gain a better understanding of what we are experiencing so that we can process these things and move forward in the healthiest way possible.”
Interested in speaking with Megan?