Megan Clifford LCSWR

Megan Clifford LCSWR Psychotherapy, Training, Consultation


“We cannot shame ourselves into change, we can only love ourselves into evolution.”

I’m walking 60 minutes in the morning on a pre planned route. It’s to be in touch with my value of health and wellness a...

I’m walking 60 minutes in the morning on a pre planned route. It’s to be in touch with my value of health and wellness as well accepting my body. It I lose weight so be it but my health is my “why”

Posted • I’ve been going through a lot of photos, old journals, and scrapbooks while I’m writing my book. I found a New Year’s resolution from when I was 15, written on a small neon sticky note. It said: “stay no heavier than 115”. My heart sank for my younger self and the girl who used that number as a benchmark all the way until I came out at almost 30. A number that defined my value. A number that would let me know I “lost the baby weight”. A number that was enough for people to see me as “skinny” but not enough that they would worry I was *sick* (again). A number that told me how much space I was allowed to take up, how much I was worth, and how lovable I could be.
And guess what- none of it brought me happiness and more so none of brought me peace. I stepped on a scale for the first time in five years in 2022 when I finally got a new doctor. And the number was not even close to anything I’ve personally ever weighed before. And I did not panic, I did not make a plan in my head of how to change it, I saw it and it was just a number that did not mean anything about who I am- except that I am healthy and happy and at home in myself. I hope you throw away your scales and start things that are beautiful this year. I hope you say no to self-hate and yes to freedom. I hope you fall in love with who you are right now and buy the next size jeans, and stop skipping ice cream when you really want ice cream. I hope you move your body in ways that feel good and healthy and have nothing to do with someone else’s standards of what you should be or look like. And if you forget how special you are, I hope you remember you can begin again. Write it on your mirror, you are enough. I love you. xo


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The impact of social work is often underestimated, but social workers have more influence than people realize. Social work fulfills a plethora of objectives. From social justice to economic and mental wellbeing, all social work has one thing in common—it promotes achievement and success in all aspects of life.

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The National Council for Mental Wellbeing conducted a survey to research to assess access to mental health services for U.S. adults. The findings have highlighted severe barriers to access and lack of proper care for the needs of Americans in need. In numbers:
🔹42% of those who needed care could not get it because of costs and other barriers
🔹~25% of adults reported needing help for substance abuse
🔹37% of respondents reported that expenses prevented them from getting care
🔹28% of respondents could not find a nearby care provider
🔹50% reported relationship issues, 45% work issues, and 44% noted a decline in mental well-being as result of a lack of care

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing's CEO Chuck Ingoglia hopes that Congress will address the issues and expand their programs to increase accessibility to necessary care.

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So true

So true


Awareness months and platitudes about self-care only go so far. We also need these changes to make a difference.

Good to remember!

Good to remember!


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How did you know when you were healing from individual or collective trauma?

How did you know when you were healing from individual or collective trauma?

I love this! Happiness triggers!

I love this! Happiness triggers!

Everything below and my Dog 'Una'

Moving foward….

Moving foward….


After Stanford senior Katie Meyer's death by su***de, parents are asking how they can help their own children.

This is FREE!

This is FREE!

Join the Trauma Super Conference where we’ll explore the impacts of trauma, share tools and strategies to help support healing, and much more!

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Love this one!

Remember your trauma is not your fault, but your healing is your responsibility.❤️‍🩹

This quote from Nikita Gill really impacted us:

“I read somewhere a month ago that none of us have ever actually met a non-traumatized adult, and it really made me evaluate the way I respond to people. And how essential it is to always lead with kindness.”

Be gentle with yourself while you’re healing.

(Maturity is accepting that you won't get answers to the things that hurt you. Heal anyway.-unknown)


The holidays can be very difficult and triggering. If you or a loved one need help, call 211 Lifeline for therapist info, local resources, and/or crisis intervention services. You are not alone.


What are you changing? 🍂🍁

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Love this!

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Love this one!

TRAUMA - The Second Wave



Preach it, Lucy!

Preach it, Lucy!

“I cured myself of shyness when it finally occurred to me that people didn't think about me half as much as I gave them credit for. The truth was, nobody gave a damn. Like most teenagers, I was far too self-centered. When I stopped being prisoner to what I worried was others’ opinions of me, I became more confident and free.”

- Lucille Ball

Source: photograph taken by Harry Warnecke and Robert F. Cranston in 1944 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (

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