Dr. Megan Pickens

Our Founder & CEO

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor

I’m Dr. Mēgan, a High Achieving Black Woman (HABW™) who understands the challenges of setting boundaries. With years of counseling experience, I specialize in helping HABW™ establish boundaries and combat negative beliefs about masculinity. Join me in transformative group therapy sessions for HABW™ recovering from emotional abuse, family influences, or relationship trauma. Together, we’ll create a safe space for healing and growth. Let’s thrive together.

Dr. Megan’s Bio

Dr. Mēgan is a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor with nearly 20 years of clinical experience. Her dedication extends beyond the counseling field, as she actively promotes mental health awareness and empowerment in the Black community.

Professional Expertise and Support

As an experienced supervisor, Dr. Mēgan provides comprehensive training and supervision for counseling students and new associates. Whether it’s LPC Supervision or additional training for professionals, she offers guidance and support for growth.

Training Opportunities

Learn more about LPC Associate Supervision, Practicum Placement or Nurse Practitioner (NP) Placements by clicking on each one for details.

Active Engagement and Leadership

Dr. Mēgan’s commitment to the counseling field is evident through her role as the President of TACES, a division of the Texas Counseling Association. Her leadership ensures ongoing engagement and collaboration within the counseling community.

Dynamic Speaker and Transparent Advocate

With a passion for sharing knowledge, Dr. Mēgan travels nationally, delivering engaging presentations on mental health and its impact on life experiences. Her transparency and personal insights make her a relatable speaker. Learn more about hiring Dr. Megan for your next speaking event by clicking for more details.

Research and Publication

Dr. Mēgan’s research focuses on emotional abuse, high achieving Black women, microaggressions, and survivors of narcissistic abuse. Her published works on rational emotional behavioral therapy and relationship dynamics showcase her expertise.

Community Involvement and Volunteering

Beyond her professional commitments, Dr. Mēgan actively volunteers as a board member for organizations combatting domestic violence and destigmatizing mental health. Her dedication to empowering the Black community shines through her involvement.

Stigma Reduction and Empowerment

Through seminars, workshops, and groups, Dr. Mēgan addresses personal growth, relationship restoration, boundary setting, and more. Her ultimate goal is to reduce mental health stigma and empower individuals within the Black family, Black church, and Black community.

Dr. Mēgan’s unwavering commitment to mental health advocacy, extensive expertise, and engaging speaking style make her a sought-after professional in the field. With a focus on empowerment and stigma reduction, she continues to make a significant impact in the lives of her clients and the broader community.


Discover the empowering support Dr. Mēgan offers for High Achieving Black Women (HABW™). Overcome challenges, establish healthy boundaries, and combat societal norms. Benefit from individual counseling, group therapy, and research-backed strategies. Break free from emotional abuse, find healing in a supportive community, and prioritize your well-being. Start your transformative journey today.

Healthy Masculinity

Discover the significance of healthy masculinity for mental well-being. Challenge toxic norms, cultivate self-awareness, empathy, and vulnerability. Embrace diverse expressions of masculinity and foster positive relationships. Start your journey to improved mental health today.

Emotional Abuse Recovery

Recover from emotional abuse with a compassionate and supportive approach. Heal from the lasting effects, rebuild self-esteem, and establish healthy boundaries. Gain resilience, inner strength, and reclaim your sense of self-worth. Begin your journey towards emotional well-being and a brighter future.


Experience expert guidance to navigate challenges, rebuild trust, and deepen emotional connection. Learn effective conflict resolution and communication strategies while receiving support during major life transitions. Rediscover intimacy and passion, build resilience, and invest in the long-term success and happiness of your partnership. Take the first step towards growth and healing with marriage counseling, unlocking the full potential of your relationship.

Dr. Megan’s Approach

Empowering Therapy for Personal and Relational Growth | Strategic Therapist

Discover your hidden strengths, navigate obstacles, and foster effective communication for personal and relational growth. As a Strategic Therapist, I offer a tailored approach to therapy, recognizing that each client’s journey is unique.

Uncovering Strengths and Resilience

Together, we explore and harness existing strengths that may have been overlooked during times of crisis. By reframing challenges and developing healthy coping strategies, you can overcome obstacles and thrive.

Customized Therapy Experience

I believe in a “no one-size-fits-all” approach, tailoring therapy to meet your specific needs. Whether our journey together is brief or involves deeper exploration, we work collaboratively to achieve your desired goals.

Authenticity and Support

In the counseling process, I encourage authenticity and strive to lead by example. By bringing my genuine self, I inspire you to do the same, fostering a trusting therapeutic environment.

Balanced Approach

During sessions, I provide a balance of gentleness and directness as needed, without judgment or criticism. Together, we explore different perspectives to help you make informed choices for success.

Continuous Growth and Non-Judgmental Approach

To ensure the highest quality of service, I stay up-to-date with training, maintaining clinical competence and a non-judgmental stance. Your potential for change and improvement is my unwavering belief.

Experience transformative therapy that empowers you to embrace your strengths and navigate life’s challenges with resilience and confidence. Start your journey towards personal and relational growth today.

To learn more about my approach, please take a moment to watch my video bio. It’s a great way to get a personal introduction to my work and learn how I can help you achieve your goals.

Schedule with Me

If you’re ready to take the first step towards wellness and have completed your free 10-minute consultation, I invite you to schedule your first or follow-up appointment with me today.

Schedule your consultation today to learn more and start your journey to a happier, healthier you.

Client Populations Served

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Teens (ages 13 – 17)
  • Young Adults (ages 18 – 30)
  • Adults (ages 31 – 64)

Dr. Megan Private Pay

  • $200 Intake Assessment - First Appointment
  • $180 Follow Up Appointment

Insurance and EAP Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Cigna EAP
  • United Healthcare/Optum
  • United Healthcare/Optum EAP

I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure, but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.

–Nikki Giovanni