Licensed mental health counselor to oversee clinical care for more than 50 youth
residing on Main Street Campus
Gateway Longview recently announced the promotion of Meghan Monahan to director of clinical residential services. Monahan was hired in 2015 as assistant director of clinical residential services and is a Solution-Focused Trauma-Informed Mentor for the agency.
“Meghan’s experience in providing the best possible care and treatment options for children and their families is unmatched,” said Michelle Federowicz, Vice President of Foster Care and Preventive Services. “She takes a therapeutic approach to solving complex situations, always keeping the youth’s unique strengths in mind. Her focus on protecting, enriching, and giving hope to children and their families is evident in all that she does each day.”
As Director, Monahan is responsible for the provision of appropriate and effective therapeutic services for youth enrolled in residential treatment. She oversees a team of five social workers who assess family dynamics, strengths, and needs to ensure youth in care and their families receive therapeutic counseling and support as they work to return to a stable home environment.
Monahan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from St. Bonaventure University. She holds a New York State Professional Certificate as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, is a Certified safeTALK (Suicide Alertness For Everyone) Trainer, and is trained in the solution-focused, trauma-informed care treatment model. Monahan is a native of Norwich, NY and currently resides in Williamsville, NY.