David Sanderson, Manager
Jennifer Allen, Assistant Manager
Family Life Counseling
And Psychological Services, LLC
My name is Megan Adamo and I use she/her pronouns. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work with children, adolescents, and adults. I am a LGBTQ+ and POC ally.
I partner with adult clients to help them create a life they find to be fulfilling. We will work to identify the core issue, whether it be trauma, limiting beliefs, life transitions, parenting struggles, relationship concerns, ineffective boundaries, anxiety, depression, etc., and tackle it together.
When I work with children and adolescents, partnering with parent/caregiver is imperative to create effective and lasting change. As a wife and mother, I’m very passionate about helping families strengthen their relationship with one another.
When I work with teenagers, I use a variety of techniques to create a safe and open environment where they are free to express their true selves. We will work on processing their thoughts and feelings, building their self-esteem, and developing skills to handle life stressors.
Children process feelings and learn about their world through play. I utilize play therapy techniques to give children the opportunity to express their feelings, process life events, and gain self-confidence. Play therapy can assist children struggling with anxiety, anger, grief and loss, trauma, ADHD, school problems, self-esteem issues, peer relations, and more.
Foster and adoptive children and families present with very unique experiences and require a different therapeutic experience than children in intact families. Often, they have lacked mental health services where they have felt truly understood. My job is to help you feel like you are not alone and that together we can create a more secure and loving bond between you and your foster or adoptive child.
I received my Bachelors in Social Work from William Woods University and my Masters in Social Work from the University of Missouri-Columbia. I started my career working for St. Louis County Children’s Division as a specialized case manager working with youth in foster care ages 14-20. Later, I worked at Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition for Project SOAR (Stepping Out After Residential). There I worked with foster and adoptive children placed in residential facilities to help transition them in less restrictive environments. I have completed Level 1 and Level 2 training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and am Trained in Adoption Competency (TAC) through The Center for Adoption Support and Education. I am currently under supervision to be a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).