Megan Rakes is a licensed mental health counselor who joined Berklee in June 2016. She previously worked for a nonprofit mental health organization treating adults with chronic mental health issues and substance abuse issues. She earned her Master of Arts in counseling psychology from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, now known as William James College. Prior to graduate school, she worked with a variety of populations, including younger adults receiving outpatient counseling and older adults who struggled with dementia. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Loyola University Maryland.
Her professional interests include facilitating group therapy for students and teaching the therapeutic techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness to people who struggle with depression, anxiety, or self-esteem issues. Her personal interests include spending time with friends, family, and pets, as well as spending time outdoors and traveling.