Megan O’Gara, LLMSW
Megan O’Gara, LLMSW

Accepting New Patients


BA in Psychology | University of Dayton

Master’s in Social Work | University of Michigan


  • English


  • In Person

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Priority Health
  • Self Pay

Type of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychoanalytic / Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

Patient Population

  • Adults
  • Teens

Issue Focus

  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • PTSD / Trauma
  • Substance Abuse


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About Me: Megan O’Gara

I understand that finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, and I would be honored to join you on your journey to wellness, providing compassionate support every step of the way.

Through my clinical experience, I have worked with a wide range of client populations – from young people navigating thoughts of self-harm to older adults attempting to understand their emotions and behavioral responses. Many clients have come to me to work through issues like anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Using a wide range of tools, including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic therapy, I help individuals negotiate complex life obstacles with an emphasis on empathy and empowerment.

Cultivating self-compassion and resilience will be at the forefront of our work together. I believe in you as a unique individual with the ability to grow and heal. You are the expert on your own life, and it’s my job to foster an intentional presence and care to empower you to make positive changes in your mindset and daily life.

My Unique Approach to Therapy

I have always been drawn to the mental health field. So much of what makes us human lies in our ability to connect and reflect with others. I recognize the importance of individualizing care for folks, knowing that we all approach healing differently. Seeing clients’ hard work and dedication to themselves is what inspires me every day and keeps me in this work.

Those close to me often describe me as empathic, patient, nurturing, and understanding. These qualities influence how I approach my practice. I recognize the strength it takes to ask for help, and I strive to create a comfortable and caring space for clients to share their experiences. I believe in continual growth and maintain a sense of curiosity in my practice to best serve my clients’ needs.

Additionally, I take a patient-centered approach to therapy and regularly ask for feedback from my patients. Common questions I ask are:

  • How is the treatment going?
  • Are we addressing issues you care about?
  • Do you feel you are making measurable progress?

Specialized & Extended Training

All Start My Wellness therapists attend at least 120 hours of extensive ongoing training and personal development each year on treating a range of mental health concerns. This rigorous instruction allows us to provide patients with the highest quality of service.

David Sims
David Sims
I received an affordable, thorough psychological assessment by Dr. Bloom. He was very helpful, knowledgeable and insightful. I very much appreciate the service he offers because full neuropsychological testing is expensive and nearly unobtainable for people with certain types of insurance. I paid out of pocket and it was worth every cent.
Curtis Jemison
Curtis Jemison
It's not normal for me to write reviews. The service that I received from the staff at Start my wellness, was absolutely amazing! The response and help from Rayven at the front desk was extremely helpful. She was able to walk through the process without making me feel rushed or pressured. She was knowledgable of the everything I need to be seen in a timely and professional manner. The treatment team was caring and warm. I didn't feel like "Just another patient", or embarrassed about my conditions. Thank you all for helping me.
Sabreen Nafsu
Sabreen Nafsu
I love talking with Laila. I feel really comfortable and she seems genuinely kind. I look forward to my appointments with my psychiatrist now thanks to her, which is something I never thought I would say.
Chelsey Steele
Chelsey Steele
I love this place. I look forward to coming here! Everyone is helpful around the office and my particular person help me stay sane every week!
Irene Roberts
Irene Roberts
Wonderful practice. Provide primarily virtual sessions which is preferred for me. Dr. Marashi is very knowledgable and helped me finally for the first time in my adult life nail down a combination of medications to help manage my PMDD and ADHD struggles. I could not have achieved everything I have in the past year without her support and knowledge. I recommend to everyone that struggles with their mental health.
Pearl Fonbuena
Pearl Fonbuena
They understand and listen. Couldn’t ask for a better place to go to!
Sean Gossard
Sean Gossard
Lauren Anderson is the best!