Meg Spires, MSW, LICSW

Meg Spires

There are times in life when we need a safe space to explore things that we haven’t yet spoken aloud or parts of ourselves that we haven’t yet accepted.  In therapy, I will support you in better understanding yourself, trying on new perspectives, and feeling empowered to make changes that will improve your quality-of-life.

My approach to therapy is rooted in empathy and building a trusting relationship.  I work to understand each person’s unique story, challenges and strengths. I am open to feedback and strive to create an individualized approach to meet your needs. Together we will define the factors that are contributing to distress and help you develop the confidence and skills you need to find a healthy path forward.

Common issues I address in therapy include: coping with grief/loss, trauma recovery, questioning gender and/or sexual identities, living with chronic illness, mental or chemical health issues within family systems, and autism needs.  

I work with adults of all ages and across diverse and intersectional identities.  I especially enjoy working with young adults.  As a queer woman, I deeply value serving the LGBTQIA+ community, including people who are exploring gender or who identify as transgender.  I am also passionate about working with people who identify as autistic or on the autism spectrum.  I welcome clients of all races and ethnicities and appreciate working with first- and second-generation immigrants.

Congratulations on making a step toward healing.  Please let me know if I can be of service in your journey.

SPECIALTIES

Grief & Loss

Trauma

LGBTQIA+

Transgender

Autism 

Chronic Illness

Family issues related to mental/chemical health

education

M.A. – Social Work – University of MN – Twin Cities

B.A. – Psychology – University of MN – Twin Cities

clinical experience

University of Minnesota Boynton Mental Health Clinic

Autism Society of Minnesota

M Health / Minnesota Cystic Fibrosis Center

In network with

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

  • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MHCP – MA
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicare
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners-Commercial
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Hennepin Health

Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.

resources

Understanding research and the root cause of common psychological issues is a great first step to creating a healthier you!

What is Trauma and How Can Therapy Help? Trauma Handout