Dr. Montie Mills Meehan is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist committed to providing the highest standards of practice set forth by the profession of Clinical Psychology. She is a passionate believer in the human capacity to evolve and lead increasingly productive, meaningful and pro-social lives. She views psychotherapy as one particularly efficacious tool for self improvement, healing, and the cultivation of well being. Her philosophy of therapy is that it can empower motivated individuals, families, communities, and businesses to make desired strides in growth. This is accomplished by a focus on living in the present and a profound sense of personal accountability for one’s life and contribution to the world.
Dr. Montie Mills Meehan is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in New York, Connecticut, and South Carolina. Her doctoral degree, from the New School for Social Research, is in Clinical and Developmental psychology. Her private practice is based on the Upper West side in New York with additional offices in Norwalk, Connecticut. Dr. Mills Meehan is an active member of the American Psychological Association and the New York State Psychological Association. Over the past 3 decades she has served children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, businesses and privately. Currently, she works primarily with adults with a focus on couples therapy using the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Individual Therapy: I have a gift for seeing the best in people, even during times when they are struggling and feeling at their worst. The collaborative process at the center of each focused, goal directed therapy session is a powerful catalyst for transforming personal narratives. Clients are guided to overcome obstacles and move in positive and proactive ways to cultivate health in their relationships and overall well being. In my 3 decades of practice, many clients report that individual therapy helped to set them firmly on the path to more purposeful, creative, and productive lives.
Couples Therapy: I see couples who seek assistance in resolving acute and/or ongoing issues or with couples who simply wish to enhance and maintain the strengths of their partnerships. Our work together will explore the foundational health of the union in order to optimize well being and minimize the negative impact of stress. My approach includes principles from the Gottman Couples Therapy Method which emphasizes the teaching of skills to use outside the therapy room. The Gottman model of healthy marriage, summarized in the “Sound Relationship House”, will be incorporated into the take home blueprint for a thriving and resilient partnership. Couples complete an online assessment before the first session. When we meet we start with what brings you to therapy, what you wish to accomplish, the history and philosophy of your relationship, your area of concerns, and your goals for treatment. I then share my impressions and recommendations and together we establish mutually agreed upon goals for the therapy. My goal is to work as efficiently as possible toward resolution and to move toward phasing out of therapy meetings. Follow up sessions are recommended to insure that all gains made continue.