Meredith Beach, MSW, LSW
Meredith is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Louisville, where she specialized in Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counseling, and her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee.
Meredith is experienced in working with young adults and adolescents experiencing substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. She has provided group counseling, family and individual therapy in both residential and outpatient substance use and mental health treatment. Meredith is LGBTQIA affirming and prides herself on creating a safe and inclusive environment for all individuals.
For adults, young ones especially, transitions can be planned or unexpected but are always inevitable. As you pack up your metaphorical suitcase for the next stage of your life, what do you want to take with you? What are you ready to leave behind? And most importantly, who do you want to be?
If you are in the middle of a life transition, Meredith will help you unpack difficult emotions and experiences and repack your bags with confidence, support, and healthy coping skills. For many of us, the natural transitions we experience in life are compounded by trauma, complicated family issues, anxiety, depression, substance use, or other mental health concerns. With the help of an encouraging therapist, you can lighten your load in a way that makes life feel clearer and more manageable.
“There is no normal life that is free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.” – Fred Rogers
Young people often experience confusion around issues of identity and struggle to sit with uncertainty around their choices or their future. Meredith encourages her clients to turn their attention inside rather than fixating on external circumstances. Here is where confidence and courage bloom and confusion and insecurity dissipate.
Meredith provides an atmosphere of safety and warmth, without shame and judgment. Her compassionate and approachable personality makes it easy for clients to open up. She joins you in setting and reaching your goals with healthier thought patterns and behavior in your day to day life.
Meredith is well versed in several counseling techniques, such as Dialectical Behavior Training (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-based practices which she utilizes together with her clients. She also incorporates 12 Step principles wherever she can, as she has seen them work in her own life.
A Virginia native, but a New Jersey transplant, Meredith enjoys weekends at the Jersey Shore and all the food Philly has to offer. When Meredith is not working, you can find her on her Peloton bike, listening to true crime podcasts, and spending time with her family and beloved Pug, Owen.