About Megan Peterson, PA-CMegan felt called to pursue a career in psychiatry to help address the nationwide shortage of competent and compassionate mental healthcare providers. Megan earned her BS in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. She then went on to earn her MS in Physician Assistant Studies from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. During her clinical rotations, she was able to see first-hand how inaccessible our mental health care system is currently. Her previous experience as a PA-C working in mental health was in a rural underserved community in North Carolina. Using a holistic and patient-centered approach, Megan listens to patients' needs, preferences, and goals to work together to make an individualized treatment plan. Megan utilizes both psychotherapy and medication management to help patients achieve a healthier mindset. Megan is looking forward to exploring everything Asheville has to offer and she is excited to work with her patients to help manage their mental health concerns.
Education & Certifications
– Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Marywood University
– Associate of Science, Biology from Community College of Allegheny County
– Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh
- Adjustment Concerns
- Alcohol Use
- Anxiety / Stress
- Bipolar I & II
- Depression with Psychosis
- Depression with Suicidality
- Developmental Disability / Autism
- Drug Use
- Gender Confirmation Surgery Evaluation
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Impulse Control (non-alcohol / drug)
- Personality Disorder
- Post-Partum / Pregnancy Depression
- Schizophrenia / Schizoaffective
- Severe Bipolar with Psychosis
- Tourette's Syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Treatment Resistant Depression
- Women's Health - Hormonal Imbalance
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October 6, 2021
She listened to my concerns and addressed them.
September 20, 2021
Megan is just so kind. She really makes me feel at ease.
September 13, 2021
Very helpful! The office staff is amazing and Meghan Peterson was very good and tried to get to know me. She read my file and asked questions based on that, which I appreciated.
September 10, 2021
she said your feelings about the situation are valid which no mental health professional had done before. I felt listened to the entire time. She was very helpful.
September 8, 2021
The provider is very understanding of my symptoms. Easy to communicate with on how I feel
August 26, 2021
She was sooooooo cool =
August 25, 2021
Ms Peterson is fantastic. She helped change me to a more effective med during a really bad time in my life. She listens, she cares and she s darn good!
August 25, 2021
She listened and made great suggestions.
May 26, 2021
It was quick to get an appointment and the PA really listened to me and was present and calm.