Ms. Meyer received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Human Development & Family studies and her Master degree in Social Work from Indiana University Purdue University at Indiana. In addition, she has served in the United States Army with her duties being assigned overseas in Germany as well as having been deployed in 1997/1998 to Bosnia in the capacity of Host Nation Relations (mediation).
She has more than 17 years of experience working with youth and families in mental health and crisis counseling capacities. Ms. Meyer was previously a Counselor and then Executive Director for the Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County for over 10 years, with services including crisis intervention and emergency shelter, coupled with family supportive counseling.
Ms. Meyer’s specialties include working with adolescents, young adults and family relationships. She supports clinical work in the area of strengthening self, improving relationship communication, and family dynamics. She is currently researching the field of Sports Psychology in efforts to apply clinical methods of visualization and motivation to overcoming performance road blocks and to increase the mental well-being of non-athletes.
Ms. Meyer is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Crisis Prevention Intervention, Trauma Informed Care, Positive Youth Development & Harm Reduction, EMDR (Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization), Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness Techniques.
Ms. Meyer is an accomplished triathlete and is competing in her first IronMan in October 2018.