Meg Boyer, Ph.D.

I believe that therapy works best as a collaboration. As your therapist, I work to provide a welcoming space where we can develop an open and trusting relationship. Together we work toward building the kind of life you want to live. No matter your reasons for coming in, I am excited to accompany you in your self-exploration, healing, and growth.

For the past five years, I have specialized in working with college and university students, emerging adults, and others navigating identity and life transitions. I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from UC Santa Barbara, completed my pre-doctoral residency at Northwestern University CAPS, and completed my postdoctoral fellowship at Mental Health Services at UW Madison. My counseling approach is integrative; grounded in a humanistic psychotherapy core, I draw on additional theories and interventions to respond to each person’s unique needs. In all my work, I strive to provide culturally humble and trauma-informed care.

If this is your first time seeking therapy, welcome. If you’re returning again, welcome back. I hope to meet you soon.


College/Graduate Students




Relationship Concerns

Life Transitions

Trauma Recovery


Ph.D. – University of California, Santa Barbara

M.A. – University of California, Santa Barbara

B.A. – Haverford College

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (Present)

UW Madison Mental Health Services

Northwestern University CAPS

Santa Barbara City College Student Health Services

Hosford Counseling & Psychological Assessment Clinic

UC Santa Barbara CAPS

In network with

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

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

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


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