Meg Poterba is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at the Boston Child Study Center, where she provides Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) services and executive function skills coaching to youth and young adults. Meg received her B.A. from Middlebury College and earned her Master of Social Work degree from Boston College. She completed her initial clinical training at the McLean-Franciscan Child and Adolescent Inpatient Program, where she collaborated with a multidisciplinary team to provide stabilization for children and adolescents experiencing acute psychiatric crises.
Meg gained further clinical experience through a community-based mental health approach at Wayside Youth and Family Support Network in Watertown, Massachusetts. Meg provided individual therapy to middle school students experiencing emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs, as well as co-leadership of a high school peer leadership program rooted in advocacy for racial justice and substance misuse prevention. Alongside her colleagues in a resource specialist program, Meg also provided case management for local families to increase accessibility to public assistance and social services.
Meg believes that a strong therapeutic relationship is the best predictor of successful outcomes, and thus strives to build meaningful rapport with each of her clients. She is passionate about empowering young people to find adaptive skills and strategies to achieve their own personal goals. Meg approaches her work through a trauma-informed lens and is committed to promoting social justice within mental health care to better serve and advocate for marginalized individuals.
Meg is currently credentialed as a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) in Massachusetts and is accruing hours towards her independent social work license under the supervision of Medina Ejaz, LICSW and Christopher Rutt, Ph.D. Her clinical interests include complex trauma, grief/bereavement, and early intervention for anxiety disorders.