Megan Wills, LCSW-C, joins Paths for Families with nearly 10 years of experience working in a variety of non-profit and mental health roles both in domestic and international settings. Since receiving her MSW at New York University, she gained her independent license as a trauma-certified therapist in the states of Maryland and Virginia after working as the lead VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) clinician at a child advocacy center, where she also led quarterly staff trainings on vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. She then joined humanitarian response to the Afghan evacuation as a Trauma Specialist and provided thousands of hours of training and coaching to staff in trauma responses, strategies to mitigate burnout, and practical solutions to improve trauma-informed care across programs. She has received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Problematic Sexual Behavior in School-Aged Children. She currently continues to see survivors of complex trauma and crime in her private practice.
In her free time, Megan loves being anywhere outside in the sunshine, especially hiking, finding the best local sushi restaurants, and planning her next trip to explore a new place.