Megan Chinn, LCSW 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. She practices holistic psychotherapy with an emphasis on trauma-informed care, while drawing on mindfulness, intersectionality, and harm-reduction approaches. Megan’s 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. She is a graduate of the Integrated Trauma Training Program at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy.
Prior to joining the Critical Therapy Insitute, Megan has partnered with organizations such as Reciprocity Foundation, Community Connections for Youth, and Women in Leadership and Development (WILAD) in Ghana, West Africa. She brings a demonstrated expertise in transformative and restorative justice practices and has presented at conferences such as: Transformative Practices and Restorative Justice Conference. Megan is trained in circle practice and facilitates restorative circles with young people that have been negatively impacted by the criminal justice system.
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.