Megan Yarnall, MA, LPCC, MFTC
I was originally drawn to studying psychology and therapy because I constantly wondered about why people do what they do, and why people can interpret things and experience the world so differently than one another. My love for being outside, and the calm, peace, and sense of connection and belonging that nature has invited me into encouraged me to combine therapy and nature.
I am not a blank slate, and I will be up front about my biases and lived experience that influence my approach to therapy, and influence our relationship as therapist and client. I believe that bringing my self to our sessions is part of therapy, and part of inviting you to engage fearlessly with the world around us.
I engage with the world by spending time in nature by way of hiking and backpacking, climbing, walking in the park, and snowboarding. When given the choice, I will gladly work outside rather than at a desk or even on a computer. My home is filled with all kinds of plants and flowers that clean the air and bring the nature’s green inside. The sound of horses’ hooves fills my heart, my preferred way to wake up is with the natural sunrise and the voices of songbirds, and I love to come home muddy, wet, suntanned and so on with a tired body that carried me through the world for another day.
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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
Completed 4-Day Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Founder & Organizer, Denver Postmodern Therapists