Megan Laughlin Williams
Mental Health Clinician
Megan Laughlin Williams is a licensed counselor serving as a Mental Health Clinician in the USAID Staff Care Service Center. Megan works with children of all ages, adults, and families, using a strengths-based approach to build resiliency in the face of challenge and change. Her clinical specialty is trauma treatment. In addition, she helps her clients manage anxiety, depression, grief and more. Areas of advanced training and clinical practice include: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, play therapy, attachment-focused therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and interpersonal therapy. A skilled trainer, Megan also facilitates workshops, webinars and support groups for USAID staff and families.
Megan began her career working in international relief and development. She spent more than a decade supporting child development and child protection programs, primarily in post-conflict contexts in East and West Africa. Her work has included program design, training local staff, and writing interactive curricula for children and parents. Focusing on family and community-based interventions gave her a deep appreciation for resiliency and strengths across cultures. After earning her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Maryland, Megan spent five years as a therapist and then Assistant Director of a community mental health clinic in Baltimore, serving low-income families. She joined the USAID Staff Care program in 2019.
Outside of work, Megan enjoys kayaking near her home in Baltimore, Maryland.