Megan Gunnell, LMSW is Founder & Director of the Thriving Well Institute, Psychotherapist, Speaker, Writer, and International Retreat Leader.

A leading expert in wellness, self-care and mindfulness, her work helps clients transform, restore and reach their highest potential.  With over 20 years experience in the healthcare and therapy industry, she has extensive clinical experience both inpatient and outpatient and a wealth of knowledge to support profound change and growth.

Megan specializes in psychotherapy services addressing women’s issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, adjustment to change and relationship issues.   She uses traditional talk therapy as well as music therapy, mandala techniques, guided imagery, journaling, dream work, drumming and shamanic journey to help her clients access their greatest potential.

As a writer and public speaker, she shares her trade tips for healthy living through a balance of clinical wisdom and brave authenticity.  Her greatest passion is transformational retreat work.  Megan has hosted 5 international retreats in Costa Rica and several nationwide.

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 precautions, all sessions are currently telehealth sessions; phone or video conferencing.



Megan is a seasoned clinician with more than 20 years experience offering inpatient and outpatient therapy services.  She specializes in helping clients live their best life with a focus on self-care and mindfulness practices and helps support profound change and growth.

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A warm and engaging presenter, Megan has facilitated keynote and workshop presentations both nationally and internationally on self-care, wellness, mindful living, care for the caregiver, restoration and renewal, coping skills and the power of awakening your spirit.

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International Retreat Leader

Megan is passionate about helping people access their highest potential and her transformative, life-changing retreats deliver!  She has facilitated 1-day and weekend retreats locally as well as multiple international retreats in Costa Rica.  She has also helped facilitate hospital and corporate retreats as well.

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Inspiration & Invitations

Women’s Retreat March 6-8, 2020

December 15th, 2019|0 Comments

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW! What: Thriving Well Women’s Retreat When: 5 pm on Friday, March 6th to 10am Sunday, March 8th, 2020 Where: Fennville, Michigan Description Are you ready to thrive this spring? Do you need a weekend away [...]

Stop Playing Small

December 15th, 2019|0 Comments

I felt fierce. Accomplished. Empowered. We need to stop hiding. Stop playing small. When you feel like a badass - claim it! I’m standing in the messy twin bedroom on the main floor of the [...]