Megan Bigwood, LCMHC

(she/her)

About Me

Hello! I'm glad you're here, even if it's just for a short time and introduction. I hope you're safe and finding the connections that help you grow your mind, body, and spirit. My name is Megan, I'm a clinical mental health counselor, and the owner of Balanced Life Center, and co-owner of G.Y.M. (Grow Your Mind) Body & Spirit. My approach to healing is holistic and rooted in connection, collaboration, and curiosity. I am drawn to working with individuals for whom traditional therapy hasn't been effective, committed to finding alternative approaches that resonate with their needs and preferences. I embrace delivering creative and non-traditional methods grounded in evidence-based treatments that promote healing. This may look like use of sand tray, music, art, boxing focus mitts (G.Y.M. Body & Spirit), and other similar techniques. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or to schedule an appointment. Either way, "be easy..." "Safety is not the absence of threat. It is the presence of connection." Dr. Gabor Mate

Education & Experience

MA in Counseling and Psychological Services, St. Mary's University of Minnesota

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Utah Mental Health Counselors Association LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapist Guild World Association of Sand Therapy Professionals

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Children (4-12)
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicaid
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth

EMI, Select Health