Megan Benefield, MSW, LICSW

Megan Benefield
Preferred Pronouns
she/her/hers
Clinic
Education
BA in Psychology, University of MN
Master of Social Work, University of MN
About Me

I have been employed at Boynton since 2014. I previously worked at the Minnesota Cystic Center, where I counseled adults and families coping with chronic and life threatening illness. I value building strong and safe therapeutic relationships in which students can work toward understanding their authentic selves and finding meaning in their experiences. I use a variety of frameworks, including narrative, strengths-based, solution-focused, dialectical behavioral, and trauma-informed approaches. My clinical interests include sexuality, gender identity, grief/loss, trauma, chronic illness, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I identify as a queer woman and am committed to serving members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Credentials
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Member of the gender care committee at Boynton (improving services for trans* and gender queer students)
Completed a 9-month Transgender Cultural Competency training through The Family Partnership.
I have received ongoing training in trauma-informed care, grief work, and autism spectrum disorder.
Staff member at the Autism Society of Minnesota.