Welcome to Blackbird Behavioral Health PLLC

Blackbirds can symbolize transformation. These powerful messengers bring hope of moving on from whatever darkness we are currently facing.

Meg Wallis

About Me

"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in."

— Leonard Cohen

I am an independent clinical social worker and certified drug and alcohol counselor, committed to helping people learn how to recognize their own strengths and resiliency to achieve their chosen goals. My work focuses on helping folks accept and understand their emotions and experiences to help them move toward sustained wellness. I’m passionate about connecting people with tools and resources for those who are struggling with addiction and other mental health issues.

Philosophy and Approach :

Asking for help is difficult; this may be why it feels safer to tuck back into ourselves and endure struggle internally. We judge ourselves for not having the strength to overcome pain and do additional damage in the process. Are you someone who deals with inner turmoil? Do these struggles lead to excessive worry, mood swings, impulsive, or destructive behaviors? I use compassion, connection, and therapeutic skills to help folks learn positive behavior changes, and process difficult emotions. A collaborative therapeutic relationship can help you to recognize your own strengths, so you can handle life’s challenges effectively.

By using a person-centered, trauma-informed approach, my commitment to deliver services in a manner that recognizes the impacts of traumatic and difficult experiences for the people I serve is upheld. My goal for clients is to restore their sense of safety, and offer them a greater sense of autonomy. As a social worker and therapist, I am committed to delivering services in accordance with the NASW Code of Ethics, as well as maintaining a commitment to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion both personally and professionally.

 

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Email

Meg@Blackbirdbehavioral.com

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FAQs

Frequently asked questions

  1. Reach out. Get in touch with me via email. I will get back to you as soon as possible approximately within 3 business days.
  2. Schedule a 10–20-minute complimentary phone consultation call. If you decide you want to work with me, I can get you set up with a client portal to fill out the initial paperwork. Once the initial paperwork is received, an intake appointment can be made.
  3. Schedule an Intake Appointment. For all new clients, an intake (60 minutes) is conducted at the first full session to gather information of one’s biological, psychological, and social history and presenting issues. This allows the therapist to get a full picture of the client in determining the best course of treatment moving forward. Therapeutic goals will be discussed collaboratively. *Note, this is the only appointment that feels like an interview. Moving forward, therapy appointments feel more natural and conversational.
  4.  Get a Recurring Time Slot. After the first appointment, I prefer to work with clients weekly or biweekly. This is important for building rapport. Also, having your appointment at the same time each week provides routine for building a good foundation of a new therapeutic relationship.

Yes! The intake process starts with a free phone consultation that lasts approximately 10-20 minutes. This allows us time to get to know each other and answer any questions you have about starting therapy.

All cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to the appointment time for no charge. Any late cancellations in less than 24 hour notice and no shows will be charged at the full rate. 

Following the intake, every session thereafter will be 55 minutes. Therapy is tailored to each individual’s needs, the presenting issue, and your short- and long-term goals. Together we will collaborate on how these goals can best be met. Due to the inability to predict your journey of growth and healing, determining the duration of treatment is ethically impossible.

Just yourself! All important information including forms, payment, etc. is collected through an online client portal prior to your first appointment.

At this time, I cannot accept insurance.  I am an Out-of-Network Provider, and do not hold a contract with any insurance carriers. 

Out-of-Network providers are paid directly by the client. Clients can submit claims and request for reimbursement to their insurance carriers after services have been rendered.

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