Megan Yarnall, MA
LPCC, MFTC, BCBA
background & approach
I am dedicated to helping clients heal and develop through nature. My therapy experience began at California Family Institute, a low-cost not for profit in Costa Mesa, California, where I worked with high need couples, individuals, and families while receiving supervision and training in narrative and collaborative therapies. More recently, I have been working with teens and their families in Denver. I have always taken an experiential approach to working with clients, whether that means creating art together, going on hikes, or just being in nature to do our work.
After my own transformative experiences hiking, climbing, and backpacking, I knew that I wanted to combine these experiential learning opportunities with helping people. As a narrative therapist, I believe that we can decide how much power the problems in our lives have; getting to know ourselves through nature and being outside helps us learn our preferred stories over our problem stories. I’m also particularly interested in the intersections between nature and therapy, and how we can use those to understand our identities.
education & professional development
Pepperdine University, MA, Clinical Psychology, emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Candidate (Colorado)
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (Colorado)
Founder & Leader, Front Range Nature Therapists
Founder & Leader, Denver Nature Wellness Meetup
Board Member/ Vice President, Denver's Narrative Therapy & Postmodern Psychology Group
Completed 4-Day Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Founder & Organizer, Denver Postmodern Therapists