Dr. Megan Wheeler is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Virginia who has dual doctorates in Clinical Psychology and Physiology (Cognitive Neuroscience). In Washington, DC, Dr. Wheeler works as a psychological associate of Drs. Michael Lau (PSY1001102) and Jennifer Crumlish (PSY1915). She received her neuroscience D.Phil. from Oxford University in 2005, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. In 2016, she received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Catholic University of America.
Dr. Wheeler believes that the therapeutic relationship provides the critical foundation for facilitating psychological change and improving well-being. While she brings a rich background of clinical psychology and cognitive neuroscience knowledge to the therapy room, she also believes that no one knows your unique experience better than you. Therefore, Dr. Wheeler will seek to genuinely hear and understand you and your concerns so that you may identify together your strengths and areas for growth. Her work is informed by psychological research but tailored for your unique needs. Whether you are working together for therapy or psychological assessment, you will find her approach to be collaborative, compassionate, confidential, and empowering.
Dr. Wheeler is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology's Washington DC Campus. Her research focuses on acceptance and mindfulness-based interventions for anxiety, depression, and suicidality. She previously held an appointment as Assistant Dean of the Faculty and Research Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College.
She conducted her clinical internship at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she cultivated her interest in the intersection
between neuroscience and clinical psychology by specializing in neuropsychology. She was recently named one of Metro DC's "40 under 40 emerging leaders" by Leadership Arlington.
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