Richmond Creative Counseling- Southside


Richmond Creative Counseling- Willow Lawn


Meg Hardt, LPC (she/her)

Therapist & Registered Play Therapist


Practice Location:
Willow Lawn & Virtual 

Primary Areas of Clinical Interest & Expertise:

· Anxiety & Depression, Life Transitions & Stress
· Grief & loss
· Complex Trauma, PTSD
· Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapies


Before she became a Licensed Professional Counselor, Meg worked in education for fifteen years as a public school teacher and administrator. Her passion for the growth and well-being of individual children fueled her shift from education to counseling. She believes strongly that every individual deserves the experience of secure attachments and the opportunity to be heard and accepted, that internal barriers to those experiences can be surmounted in therapy, and that creative self-expression in the context of a safe haven can facilitate positive emotional and behavioral change. When working with children, she is devoted to supporting parents/caregivers and affirms their efforts using Solution-Focused and Person-Centered techniques. Meg also utilizes aspects of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Arts, and Play within the framework of a strong therapeutic alliance to help children and adults overcome fears, develop bonds, and explore their own strengths. As a Registered Play Therapist, Meg works with children and teens using the natural language of play to sort through life stressors and make sense of complicated situations. She has received specialized training in sand tray, clay (Play Doh) therapy, and Theraplay. In addition to working creatively with children, Meg also spends half her time working with adults who struggle with a variety of issues, including depression, eating disorders, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and substance abuse/addiction. She is especially helpful in working with adult children of personality-disordered parents. She is a fully trained and EMDRIA-certified EMDR therapist. She has an Advanced Certificate in Integrative Therapies.


Master of Arts (Education) – College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA

Master of Science (Rehabilitation Counseling) – Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

Licenses and Certifications:

Licensed Professional Counselor (VA)
Registered Play Therapist (APT)
Advanced Certificate in Integrative Therapies

EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist

While Meg is contracted with the following insurance payers, we recommend contacting your insurance company to determine if your plan has any restrictions or limitations:

- Anthem (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Aetna (Commercial)
- Bright
- Cigna
- Molina Complete Care of Virginia Medicaid
- Optima (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Optum/ UnitedHealthcare (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Tricare

Richmond Creative Counseling

Willow Lawn

Richmond Creative Counseling