Meg McKelvie, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Boulder, Colorado

Colorado Psychology License # 3376

Phone: 720-432-1710

www.drmegmckelvie.com

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I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. I am committed to providing compassionate, research-backed solutions for reducing suffering, increasing connection and creating a full meaningful life. I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado where I studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and couples therapy and research.  Prior to my work in private practice, I was a psychologist in the Family Program at the Denver Veteran's Affairs Medical Center where I specialized in developing, delivering and evaluating compassionate, research-based treatments for distressed couples and couples where one partner is struggling with trauma. In addition, I served as a nationally recognized consultant and trainer in Cognitive Processing Therapy (a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for trauma) for the Veteran's Affairs Health Care System and local supervisor for doctoral level trainees. I enjoy staying current in best practices in psychology and regularly attend and present workshops at national and local conferences. I also value the knowledge that I have gained from my own study of meditation and wisdom traditions. I have specialized in CBT, ACT, and couples therapy and research for over fifteen years and reproductive mental health for thirteen years.   When Iā€™m not in the office, I enjoy hiking, yoga, skiing, reading, and spending time with my family at home or in nature.

HOW I WORK:

I build authentic relationships with my clients and have a warm, open and practical approach to therapy. I strive to help people discover new, more effective habits that reduce suffering and help them create vibrant, aware and connected lives that are in line with their values. I value both the science of psychology and the power of our internal guiding wisdom.  My hope is for my clients to feel both thoroughly challenged and deeply accepted in our work together.

EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENTS I USE:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

  • Functional Analytic Therapy (FAP)

  • Mindfulness Based Interventions (MBSR/MBCT)

  • Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT)

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

  • Increasing Effectiveness and Connection in Your Relationships

  • Increasing Self-Compassion

  • Coping with Anxiety, Depression, Self-Doubt, Shame

  • Moving through Grief and Loss

  • Managing Chronic Illness/Autoimmune Problems

  • Navigating Parenting Challenges

  • Coping with Relationship Concerns, Divorce

  • Coping with Fertility Challenges, Perinatal/Postpartum Mental Health Concerns

  • Managing Work Stress or Dissatisfaction

  • Coping With Stress More Effectively

  • Health Behavior Change (e.g., smoking cessation, eating and weight concerns)

FOR PROVIDERS:

I am committed to helping therapists improve their therapeutic practice, expand their expertise, hone their therapeutic relationship skills and create an effective work-life balance. I offer:

  • Workshops, Training and Consultation in Contextual Behavioral Therapies

  • Couples Therapy Training and Consultation

  • Therapy for Therapists