Megan Fisher

APEX Fellowship | Megan Fisher

October 22, 2020   /  

Major: Psychology
Class Year: 2022
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Ison

As an Intake Specialist at Nemeth Counseling in Hilliard, Ohio, I performed administrative tasks pertaining to new clients, including scheduling, handling insurance, and working closely with clinicians.

Megan Fisher will be online to field comments on Nov. 5 from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

8 thoughts on “APEX Fellowship | Megan Fisher”

  1. Congratulations on making the most of your summer, Megan. That you had the opportunity to participate in a number of professional development activities will certainly serve you well, as will having interacted with patients at two vulnerable points, intake and insurance billing.

    1. Thank you, Cathy! I am very grateful for the experience and I think it was an amazing opportunity for my professional and personal development.

  2. Hi Megan
    It’s so great to see you again! Great presentation! I loved revisiting your journey and can’t wait to see what you do next.

    1. Great question! Working with Nemeth really solidified my goals of working as a licensed therapist and showed me the pros and cons of working in a private counseling center. It has also given me an idea of some of the work I will do while in graduate school!

  3. Megan, Thanks for sharing your fellowship experience with us. I’m wondering if your experience has you thinking about policy changes that need to occur to in order to allow better access to mental health care?

    1. Jenny, this is a great question! Over the summer I had a lot of time to think about this. I think there needs to be policy and structural changes as well as changes in social attitudes around mental health. By far the biggest barrier in getting mental health care is financial. Without insurance, it is very difficult for most people to afford counseling. Private insurance companies worsen these issues by limiting the kind of care that is covered and having co-pays or deductibles that are still too expensive for many people. Even at places like Nemeth which are accessible, compared to other counseling practices, people still cannot get the care they need because of insurance and monetary problems. I think this needs to be addressed through large-scale changes to the American healthcare system, most specifically guaranteeing that every American has access to health insurance. Socially, I believe we have made a lot of progress but we need to continue de-stigmatizing mental illness and encouraging everyone who is able to reach out and get help when they need it. Apologies for the lengthy response, I hope I answered your question!

Comments are closed.