The Mindful Sparrow

Malvern East VIC 3145

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"There is no shame in getting help.
Especially from an experienced social worker, psychotherapist, counsellor, coach & expressive arts therapist
like Megan E. Shea."

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Megan E. Shea, MSW | Counsellor, Coach, Expressive Arts Therapist

Megan E. Shea

Social Worker / Counsellor

Megan is a social worker and psychotherapist who is experienced working with individuals, groups and communities and has helped people on their wellness journeys for more than 18 years in both the private and public sector.

She works collaboratively with clients from a strength-based perspective to see them thrive. She draws from a trauma-informed lens and integrative frameworks which consider individuals in the context of their family, community and broader systems. This includes considering the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical aspects present, along with relational and environmental influences. In her sessions, Megan provides a safe and confidential space for people to explore and resolve their challenges. Her approach draws upon Eastern, Western and Indigenous psychological theories and philosophies.

Some of the matters commonly addressed in Megan’s therapeutic practice are:

  • Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Low self-esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Conflict resolution
  • Life transitions.
  • Social Injustice
  • Adjustment Issues

As well as supporting individuals and communities, Megan is driven in helping them to understand how to maintain long-term wellbeing. She is skilled in the following evidenced-based interventions:

  • Mindfulness-Based Practices
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Solution Focussed Therapy

Since Megan also has a background in photography, film and poetry, Megan understands how art can be a powerful healing tool. Therefore, at times she incorporates expressive art therapies in her professional practice.

Megan completed a Masters in Clinical Social Work degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor degree from the University of Washington. She regularly builds upon her training through continuing education courses, mentorship and advocacy. Megan is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and working towards Mental Health Accreditation through the Australian Association of Social Workers. She also holds professional memberships with the International Federation of Social Workers and UN Women.

Megan welcomes people with culturally diverse backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientation and belief systems.

Consulting Times

Megan is currently available to see clients during regular business hours, some weekday evenings and some Saturdays.

Duration of sessions: 50mins.

Qualification details

Masters in Social Work and Diploma in Counselling


Service categories

This practitioner provides online consults

Megan Shea Therapist Introduction Video

The Mindful Sparrow