What the eff does that even mean, anyway?
You KNOW it. But you don’t feel it. Sometimes it feels like you’re always running towards something: lose x pounds, make x money, book x trip, organize your calendar, re-organize your closet (and on and on…) except when you get there, there’s always something else. There’s always another reason to feel shitty.
- You didn’t cook dinner for your family (or yourself).
- You didn’t hit the gym enough times this week.
- You didn’t reach your goal with work.
- You didn’t save enough money (or pay off enough debt).
- You didn’t shrink into your size 6s.
- You cheated on that diet.
- You must be failing.
- You must be shit.
So you overdose on self-help and review your favorite quotes, you give yourself a temporary band-aid of “affirmations” that make you feel like you have it together. When in reality, you don’t.
Sure, you’re projecting this image of happiness, joy, excitement, and self-love onto the world. If it looks great from the outside, it must be great. But on the inside?
You don’t really feel it.
Are you ready to start feeling it?
Because I believe that when you find your own inner peace, you don’t need mantras and mottos to get by. I believe that you have everything you need already WITHIN YOU. I believe that you are AMAZING, and that you’re doing SO FUCKING AWESOME at life. And I want you to see it too.
I don’t know you yet, but I already love you. Because I am you. I’ve been there, and I’m here to hold your hand as you crawl, climb, and conquer your way to the other side.You with me?
Cool. Let’s talk about who I am, because if you don’t believe that I’m the person to help you, this process will never work.
My name is Megan Roth, and I’m a trained and licensed counselor (MS, MTRS) and I’m also a coach. I specialize in working with women, of the sensitive, high-achieving variety. The type of women who want to make everyone happy, while they constantly struggle to keep themselves feeling balanced and fulfilled. Sound familiar?
In my own life, I’ve struggled with much of the same. I know firsthand what it’s like to beat yourself up over what you’re eating, what you weigh, how you look, if you did “well” enough on that exam or work evaluation, if (insert random person here) likes you. I spent nearly 30 years in a cycle of self-hatred and grief, after growing up with a mother who suffered from Schizophrenia and severe eating disorders, and then losing my brother to addiction.
We’ve all been through shit, YOU included, but until we face that shit we are unfortunately stuck in an endless cycle of being pushed around by what others (society, your family, your friends) want you to do or be.
- Lots of coaches don’t do the past, but as a trained and licensed counselor I do all of it.
- It won’t be icky when you tell me about your parents.
- It won’t be weird when we talk about your exes.
- It won’t be irrelevant when you investigate this recurring thread of anxiety throughout your life and where it all comes from.
Because in order to help you get to where you really want to be: standing on your own two feet and confident in who you really are – panic attacks, crying jags, and getting down on yourself aside – you’ll need to really look within and unravel your own mystery.
Life is short, but it’s oh-so-beautiful, if you can let yourself enjoy it.
Then, you won’t need me OR the self-help section anymore.
Other fun facts about me?
- I love the color purple so much that I dyed my hair purple!
- So You Think You Can Dance is my guilty pleasure show.
- Both my kids (I’ve got 2 adorable ones!) and my pets are adopted!
- Few things make me feel as alive as singing at the top of my lungs
- I belly dance, and I’m currently learning pole.
- Halloween is NOT my holiday, as I hate, hate, hate scary rides, games, movies, etc.
Everything you want is on the other side of the shit that’s holding you back.
So let’s stop feeling shit, and start feeling confident, empowered, ready.
You might not feel shiny every damn day, but lady, you ARE the shine that lights up the world.
You just have to set yourself free.
Let’s work together to make that happen.
Want my fancy professional bio? Okay.
Over the last 14 years, Megan Roth has worked in a wide range of counseling settings, both inpatient, and outpatient, including individual counseling, group counseling, and family counseling. Her therapeutic work has focused on facilitating emotional expression, developing balance, and assisting in the development of coping and life skills, as well as improving family relationships and overall functioning. Megan has a Masters of Science (MS) from the University of Utah and is a masters level trained therapist, licensed with the state of Utah.
Megan also holds Utah State Licensure as a Master Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (MTRS), giving her the skills to approach therapy from many different angles, including talk therapy (the more traditional approach of verbally discussing and processing issues) and experiential therapy (using experiences to access and discuss issues). Megan’s training in experiential therapy helps her clients reach, identify, and work with their issues through a unique “back door” approach. Through the use of activity, readings, writing, creative expression, music, etc., she is able to approach topics in a non-threatening way, thereby opening the door for deep therapeutic work.
Megan believes that the therapeutic process is a path to balance and wholeness, which underlies and guides her entire approach to treatment. While you are your greatest source of light and wisdom, sometimes support is needed to help remind yourself of this. In choosing to seek therapy as an avenue of support, you are taking a leap of faith towards your greatest hopes for your life.