September 2016 – Megan Chinn, LMSW joins Critical Therapy Center in the capacity of Vice-President. She is a licensed psychotherapist with years of experience providing therapy in various community-based settings including high schools, residential homeless facilities and LGBTQ youth services organizations. Megan practices holistic psychotherapy with an emphasis on trauma-informed care, while drawing on mindfulness, intersectionality, and harm-reduction approaches. Her clinical focus is on applications of critical race theory, transformative justice, and spirituality within the therapeutic context. Currently she is developing interventions bridging critical therapy theory with transformative justice practices.
Megan received her master’s degree in social work (MSW) from the Columbia University, and bachelor’s degree in sociology and global studies (BA) from the University of California Los Angeles.
Prior to joining the Critical Therapy Center, Megan has partnered with organizations such as Reciprocity Foundation, Community Connections for Youth, and Women in Leadership and Development (WILAD) in West Africa. While in Ghana, she conducted research for the Queen Mothers of the Ashanti tribe and planned summits for them to explore the experience of community power structures, colonialism, and matriarchy. She also brings a demonstrated expertise in transformative and restorative justice practices and has presented at conferences such as Transformative Practices and Restorative Justice Conference.
In her psychotherapy practice, Megan partners with people to enhance their understanding of self and to arrive at a place of healing through a collaborative therapeutic process. She provides opportunities to bring spirituality into the clinical hour with patients and believes that there are many modalities that promote healing within the therapeutic context.
Founder and president, Silvia Dutchevici stated “I am excited to work with Megan, as I know she will challenge us, the way she has challenged me to expand our practice of critical therapy. Also, in the process she will be instrumental in expanding our services, particularly in the area of transformative justice.”