Dr. Megan Mansfield is a Clinical Psychologist (PSY31497) who specializes in the treatment of trauma and amygdala-based problems, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, chronic illness, persistent discrimination, low self-esteem, and relational difficulties.
Prior to her graduate studies, Dr. Mansfield served as a Crisis Interventionist and Advocate at Los Angeles’ longest-standing rape crisis center, Peace Over Violence. Her work at Peace Over Violence inspired her to expand upon her knowledge of psychology and neuroscience, prompting her to attend the California School of Professional Psychology where she earned her Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology. Since then, she has continued to gain clinical practice and research experience to develop a specialization in the treatment of trauma and other amygdala-based disorders.
Dr. Mansfield understands that troublesome or traumatic experiences often disrupt several aspects of one's life, such as relationships, physical well-being, spiritual connection, and work performance. This allows her to use a deeply empathic and holistic approach to foster genuine self-compassion and empowerment. Her knowledge of the impact trauma has on the brain enables her to provide treatment beyond traditional talk therapy, which leads to permanent neurological healing.
Dr. Mansfield also has a passion for providing culturally competent care to LGBTQAI+ individuals. As part of her clinical training, Dr. Mansfield worked at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the world’s largest provider of LGBTQIA+ medical and mental health care. There, she provided affirmative psychotherapy to individuals who presented with various forms of anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, relational conflict, body image issues, sexual dysfunctions, and substance abuse issues. Additionally, Dr. Mansfield is proud to have presented on numerous topics such as sexual fluidity, identify development, mindfulness, Havening Techniques®?, and Mental Health First-Aid at Models of Pride, the world’s largest free conference for LGBTQ youth and allies.
Dr. Mansfield views the therapeutic process as a sacred collaborative experience that involves the mind, body, and spirit. She firmly believes that a successful therapeutic experience should not only heal symptoms but also transform them into personal strengths. This approach allows her patients to thrive as their best selves.
To facilitate that transformational journey, Dr. Mansfield integrates a variety of evidence-based interventions tailored to each unique individual. Dr. Mansfield frequently incorporates the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy founded by Dr. Richard Schwartz, to provide a clear, strengths-based, and empowering method of healing. She is also frequently integrates Havening Techniques, which are a series of protocols that use the latest developments in neuroscience to change the electrochemical makeup of the brain to create permanent healing and resiliency. With a sincere appreciation for the uniqueness of each individual, she works with each patient to discover the pace of psychotherapy that feels most meaningful and effective to them.