Megha Pulianda, Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern, PhD Student
“Curving back within myself, I create again and again.”Proverb
Life is a complicated journey, and we stumble upon meaningful relationships, important tasks, overwhelming crossroads, and paramount questions along the way. Too often we are struck by pain, loss, heartache, and struggle. As we face life’s challenges, our strength and resilience come from within ourselves. The therapy process allows us to access these crucial components, helps us heal, and reveals new routes and solutions as we move forward.
What is therapy? We all have preconceived notions about what therapy is based on what we see in the media or what we hear from others. A wise person once told me that therapy is a conversation with a purpose, and I could not agree with these words more. How often are we presented with opportunities to explore the depths of ourselves in a purposeful and productive way, free of judgment and scrutiny? It is an honor to be invited into these conversations, and I am deeply invested in helping my clients approach their lives with fresh perspectives.
I am fascinated by the human experience and eager to uncover its mysteries and complex dynamics. Above all else, I am humbled by the stories I hear from my clients. I will never claim to be just like you or know everything there is to know about you. I will never promise fast, easy solutions or quick fixes.
What I can offer is safety, connection, empathy, and understanding. I utilize empirically supported tools, open communication, and valuable counseling skills. Using an eclectic approach with a foundation in family systems, I will help you gain an understanding of the themes that exist within yourself and your relationships.
It is never too late to start the conversation. Together we can collaborate in helping you achieve your goals.
“At a point in my life when I was feeling very overwhelmed, speaking to and working with Megha gave me the perfect outlet for all of my emotions. When I felt I couldn’t talk to friends or even family, Megha provided a safe space for me to unravel all the thoughts I’d been keeping to myself. I was feeling terribly guilty and shameful after something I’d done, but Megha creates such a atmosphere of support that you realize that it’s okay – you’re only human. After our sessions, I felt I had gained understanding and could truly pick myself up and start to move on.” client testimonial
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About me—I have lived in DFW for almost twenty years and consider myself to be a Texan. I wasn’t born here, but I came as fast as I could! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern (LPC-I) under the supervision of Cory Montfort, MS, LPC-S. I research trauma psychology while pursuing my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Texas Woman’s University. Additionally, I enjoy being a regular blog contributor for Psychology Today and Brown Girl Magazine, where I write about the different experiences of millennials in therapy. When I am not seeing clients, researching, or teaching, you can find me outdoors with my family or seeking solace in a quiet bookstore or local café. I received my B.A. in Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and my M.S. in Counseling at Southern Methodist University. I have worked in private practice, community mental health, and hospital settings. I have experience in individual, couples, group, and family therapy.
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“The best counselor allows a client to share their deepest secrets, their worst fears, their hidden feelings, and in doing so, she will allow the client to feel honored, respected, safe, protected, and capable of hope and resiliency. Megha fully embodies these characteristics of a counselor, and her caregiving to her clients in their process of growth is empowering, impactful, and beautiful.”
Sarah Feuerbacher, Ph.D., LCSW-S
Clinic Director, SMU Center for Family Counseling