MEET MEGAN ADAIR CASTEEL
 

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COMING SEPTEMBER 2022
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ms. Adair Casteel (“Ms. MAC” to many of her younger clients) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of clinical experience and 8 years of experience as a school social worker.  Ms. Adair Casteel has supported students in outpatient therapy, public schools, and public and private day schools (Special Education placements).  She has extensive experience with Special Education laws and procedures, social history reports, and developing IEPs and 504 Plans.  Clinically, she has worked primarily with children, adolescents, and young adults, particularly with middle schoolers.  She also has experience working with parents of children with significant medical and/or developmental challenges.  She specializes in working with adolescents and young adults with high-functioning autism, and young members of the LGBTQ+ community.  She also treats depression, anxiety, behavioral challenges, and ADHD/executive functioning deficits.  She is willing to work with clients with co-occurring substance use difficulties, but does not specialize in substance use treatment.

 

Ms. Adair Casteel believes each client is the expert in their lived experience.  She works to create a culturally informed and welcoming space where they can share their journey, challenges, and hopes.  She uses a strengths-based approach, and eclectic treatment modality, to help each client find a personalized path to their goals.  She draws heavily from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Somatic Experiencing, attachment theory, mindfulness, and self-compassion.  She collaborates with parents and caregivers where appropriate, while maintaining a confidential space when working with children and adolescents.  

 

Ms. Adair Casteel earned her Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.  She is half-way through completing her multi-year training in Somatic Experiencing.  This trauma-informed treatment method focuses on calming overactive nervous systems and building resiliency.  She is in ongoing training to learn more about the conditions she works with, and how to become an ever-better ally for her clients and community.

In her free time, Ms. Adair Casteel enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, watching movies, and playing board games.  She enjoys meditation in theory, and is working to make more time for it in practice.  She got a late start learning to cook, but she’s really trying to get better at it.  

 

AREAS OF CLINICAL EXPERTISE:

Autism Spectrum Disorder

LGBTQ+ support

Anxiety/Depression

Parent support

Behavioral difficulties

Special Education support

ADHD and executive functioning