Mary Megna

Bachelor in Education

Masters in Mental Health Counseling

As a life coach, I focus my practice on working with seniors dealing with difficulties associated with aging. Throughout my life I have had a long range of experiences that have enabled me to relate to others easily, understand their situations, and help them to move forward.

After receiving my Bachelor in Education, I spent five years as a soldier in the Army band and am familiar with issues relating to veterans.  I worked a brief few years as a teacher which did not suit me providing insight into feelings of restlessness and unfulfillment. That inspired further education leading to a Masters in Mental Health Counseling.  Feeling much more comfortable in this career, I was able to put my counseling skills to use with Catholic Charities Social Services in Harrisburg, PA.

I raised two children as a stay-at-home mom and learned how to focus my energy on the well-being of my family. I then spent five years as a caregiver seeing firsthand the struggles of aging, including the many strategies used to remain at home or bravely change living environments as well as choosing difficult end-of-life decisions. I have also engaged in many spiritual activities including; extensive reading, joining a book club, participating in retreats, and attending conferences and lectures. These have widened my scope of understanding different religions and views of the meaning of life and life after death.

I have also had the experience of chronic illness and chronic pain.  During these periods of my life, I felt inundated with managing and understanding medical information as well as feeling despair and anxiety for my future. Fortunately, I have finally found insight, healing and relief.

As a counselor, I have worked with individuals of all ages, veterans, adolescents, people with disabilities and married couples. I now apply my experiences and skills toward helping seniors find peace, comfort and meaning in their lives.