Hi Folks! Thanks for taking the time to investigate the USF Counseling Center.
I am Meghan Butler and am a staff psychologist. I am excited to be a part of the CC team, and to be able to work with a wonderful group of people to support you, our students, in your academic and personal goals. I am originally from Michigan, but Florida marks my 7th state of residence. I am slowly getting used to life with hurricanes, little lizards (they are everywhere!), and humidity. I enjoy reading, painting, spending time with family and friends, and being involved with various social justice issues and organizations.
Working with me involves a blend of support and challenge. Clients have previously described me as warm, compassionate, funny, unflappable and no-nonsense. You and I will work together to set goals, identify ways that your thinking and feeling might be getting in the way of living the life you want to live, capitalize on your existing strengths, and learn new skills to manage motional ups and downs. I will work to connect with you on a human level, and to offer you options for ways to make a change in your life. Whether your mood has been "off", you experienced a difficult event, you want to learn to better navigate your emotions, desire to learn more about yourself, feel now is the time to explore your own identities, need to address academic difficulties, or want to improve your relationships, I would be delighted to speak with you.
Clinical Interests: I have a clinical interest in working with students who experience a lot of emotional upheaval, people who have experienced trauma, GLBTQIA folks, those experiencing a crisis, and those with intersecting medical and mental health concerns. I am also a strong advocate for group therapy – don't knock it until you have tried it!
Approach to Supervision/Training: Competency-Based Supervision Model