Dr. Megan McSwain Mann, DAT, LPC, ATR, CPCS
OWNER OF PATC
Megan, owner of Peachtree Art Therapy and Counseling, is a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. An Atlanta native, Megan completed her Master’s Degree (2007) in psychology in the marriage and family therapy and art therapy degree program at the Phillips Graduate Institute in Los Angeles, CA. More recently, Megan has also completed her Doctorate in art therapy, researching art therapy and parent-child communication. Megan currently works with adults, children, adolescents, and families providing individual and group therapy. Megan’s area of expertise include: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct and Behavior difficulties, Stress and Anxiety Disorder, Depression and other mood disorders, Eating Disorders, Self Injury, and life adjustment issues; such as change in school or grief and loss. Megan also provides counseling supervision and consultation as well as lectures, workshops, and other teaching experiences in various clinical, academic, and professional settings.
Personal Goals and Beliefs about Therapy
-To utilize art and creativity to draw out opportunities for understanding, change, and growth.
-To help individuals and families achieve their goals, hopes, and intentions through the use of their strengths and inherent resourcefulness.
-To be in the business of promoting hope and excavating stories of resistance against problems.
**In addition to her private practice and therapy groups, she provide lectures, workshops, and team building experiences using art making and art therapy!!
Please feel free to call if you feel like you or your organization might be interested in contracting with Megan to provide workshops or lectures focus on themes of art therapy, family systems issues, eating disorders, child and adolescent issues, the use of creativity in therapy, or other topics you might feel she could assist you with.
Educational Systems Involvement:
She has provided presentations and groups at the following Atlanta area schools: Pace Academy, Lovett, Arbor Montessori, Atlanta International School, Mercer University, Emory University, Savannah College of Art and Design: Atlanta Campus, The Schenck School, Crossroads Second Chance North, Walker High School, Atlanta Children's Academy, and The Westminster School.
She has also instructed professional classes, workshops and CEU courses:
GAMFT Presenter Family Art Therapy (2015)
American Art Therapy Conference Presenter, Dyad Art Therapy with Child and Parents (2015)
Rosewood Treatment Center Webinar: Drawing out Hope: Art Therapy and the Treatment of Eating Disorders (2014)
Rosewood Treatment Center Clinical In-Service Art Therapy and Eating Disorders (2014)
Mount Mary Special Topics Weekend course graduate level at Mount Mary University (2014)
Understand Art Therapy Workshop: SCAD Atlanta (2013)
Care and Counseling Center Understand Art Therapy for Mental Health Professionals (2012)
Odyssey Counseling Center Art Therapy and Narrative Therapy (2010)
Love Your Body Month Art Therapy and Yoga (2008, 2009, 2010)
Middle School Girls Love your Body Month Eating Disorder Prevention (2008)
Eating Disorders and the Art of Recovery (for EDIN eating disorder network) (2008)
GAMFT Workshop on Understanding Art Therapy 2008
Angst Screening Panel - Innman Middle School & Atlanta Warten Function (2018)
Emotional College Readiness with Dyslexia (2018)
American Psychiatric Conference (2017)
Art therapy and Self Care with Middle School Girls (2014)
Healthy Teen Relationships lectures/experiential at Atlanta International School, (2013, 2014)
Art Therapy and the Treatment of Sexual Abuse: Hope and Healing 5 Annual Trauma Conference (2013)
Arts Health Day art therapy experiential (2013)
SCAD Atlanta psychology department guest lectures on art therapy and stress, (2013)
Art Therapy Stress and Anxiety Fair at the Galloway school, (2013)
Emotional College Readiness Senior Seminar Pace Academy (2012)
Children’s Mental Health Day (2011)
Parent Talk: How to be a Couple When You’re a Family the Trinity School (2010)
Understanding Adolescent Mental Health Issues talk with Emory Teaching Graduate Student (2009)
Eating Disorders Prevention with Parents and Middle School Girl (2009)
Art Therapy and Careers in Psychology – High school seniors Pace Academy (2008, 2014)
Walker High-School Stress Reduction Fair: Art Therapy Experiential (2008, 2009)
Art Therapy and The Brain GATA presentation (2007)