Megan Holleran, LCMHC, LADC 

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
141 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT
859 Old County Road, Waitsfield, VT
(802) 585-4218,

“You will never be able to escape your heart, so it is better to listen to what it has to say.” –Paulo Coelho

Megan Holleran joined the Hannah’s House as an affiliate this summer and meets with clients at office locations in Waterbury and Waitsfield as well as at Harwood Union School. Megan not only brings expertise in mental health counseling, but is a licensed substance abuse counselor allowing her to uniquely address co-occurring needs. She is joined in session by her friendly therapy dog Canuck.

Megan has worked as a counselor for five years in Chittenden County at Spectrum Youth and Family Services, an outpatient community mental health agency and Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, a residential center treating at risk teens. She believes in the strengths of her clients and brings strong experience working collaboratively with teens, adults and families to influence positive change. She utilizes evidenced based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and informed Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to address substance abuse, grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, life and identity transitions, and parenting concerns.

Megan received a Masters of Science from the Mental Health Counseling Program at the University of Vermont in 2013. Megan also has a Master of Arts degree in Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University in Washington, DC. Prior to becoming a counselor, Megan worked for over a decade with local communities and governments in war torn nations, such as Iraq, Afghanistan to stabilize and improve socioeconomic development. Her counseling approach is inspired by her local and global experiences where she has witnessed hope and resilience in the most difficult of circumstances. “ I offer a safe and compassionate space where you can explore and change habits/patterns that no longer serve you as well as accept what cannot be changed.”


  • How to Rewire the Traumatized Brain (with Bessel van der Kolk) – 2016
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy- 2015
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Co-Occurring Disorder-2015
  • New England Institute for Addiction Studies, Summer Session- 2015
  • Substance Abuse Treatment for LGBT Clients- 2014
  • Trauma Therapy for Co-Occurring Disorders-2014
  • MBCT/CBT Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders- 2014
  • Seeking Safety- Evidence Based Model for Trauma and Substance Use-2014