M.A. Art Therapy, University of New Mexico; M.A. Counseling and Family Studies, Univ. of New Mexico; B.A. European History, Colorado College
Megan began her adult journey as a weaver and owner of Penelope’s Web, a small weaving and yarn store in Maine. After moving to New Mexico 25 years ago in search of a broader horizon she pursued advanced degrees in Art Therapy and Counseling while raising her children. She also completed three years of Jungian analytic training.
For more than 20 years, Megan has been an Art Therapist and Psychotherapist in private practice as well as a multi-media artist. She works from a Jungian Archetypal perspective with the images and stories that emerge in dreams, memory, image work and daily life. In her work with clients, she strives to create a safe container for experiencing the suffering and transformation that happen as one discovers and lets go of old patterns and opens to new experience. Megan’s work as a multi-media artist reflects her training in Art Therapy, which emphasizes art as exploration and views the image as a reflection of the unconscious process.
Her collage paintings reflect her belief in the truth of the imagination, evoking alchemical landscapes of inner space, its dimensions and tensions. As inner and intimate landscapes, they reflect the words of the poet Rilke, “the world is large but in us it is deep as the sea.” Her acrylic paintings focus on layers of color, texture and form, evoking archetypal forms where inner and outer worlds overlap and influence each other. Megan’s recent work, “Alchemical Transformations in Painting and Collage” can be seen on her website: www.mlvs-arts.com.
In addition to working as a therapist, Megan has 2 grown children and a new granddaughter. She has provided organizational consulting for PNM, led workshops for the Judicial Education Center and taught classes on Jungian Typology, The Enneagram, Re-imagining Ourselves and The Heroine’s Journey for UNM Continuing Education. She is also a singer in the Threshold Choir, a national organization of women who sing locally in small groups at bedside for patients in Hospice.