Megan Mertaugh-Graber, M.Ed, MSW, LGSW

Meg Mertaugh-Graber, is a Mental Health Practitioner - Clinical Trainee who earned a Masters of Education with a focus in Youth Development Leadership, as well as her Masters of Social Work with a focus in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Minnesota. Meg further obtained a Graduate Minor in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices, with a focus in Nature-Based Therapeutics from the University of Minnesota. She currently is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker working towards independent clinical licensure. Meg earned her bachelor degrees in both Dance and English from the University of Michigan. 

Prior to joining TSA’s School-Linked Mental Health team, Meg worked within the social services field as a professional artist, nature-based practitioner and social worker. Meg lead, designed and coordinated nature-based service programming and curricula within the arts and Animal-Assisted Interactions for the University of Minnesota’s Nature-Based Therapeutics. As a School Social Worker, Meg provided group and individual skills training, along with designing and facilitating experiential education/skills curricula at Northeast Metro District 916’s Pankalo Education Center. In addition, as a teaching artist, Meg worked with youth in after-school programs in Guatemala, and is an Associate of the Prison Creative Arts Project, through which she facilitated theater and creative writing workshops in prisons and inner-city schools located in Detroit, Michigan. Meg has a particular interest in working with young kiddos 0-5 years of age, parents and Perinatal Mental Health, as well as incorporating nature, art and working with animals into her learning and healing practices with youth and families.