Megan Gunnell, LMSW
Founder of the Thrive Advantage Group and Founder & Directors of The Thriving Well Institute, Psychotherapist, Writer, International Retreat Leader and Public Speaker working in Grosse Pointe, MI. A leading expert in wellness, self-care and mindfulness, her work helps clients transform, restore and reach their highest potential. A dynamic public speaker, she has presented and facilitated workshops and retreats globally in Finland and Costa Rica and nationwide most notably at the Bryant University Women’s Summit, Rhode Island, at Miraval Resort and Spa, Arizona, and at Red Mountain Resort, Utah. 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. She has hosted 5 international retreats in Costa Rica. She holds a BA from Michigan State University and a MSW from The University of Michigan. She is also a graduate of the Harvard writing and publishing course for healthcare professionals and an advanced level fellow in Guided Imagery and Music from the Mid-Atlantic Institute. She has an extensive background working in Complementary Medicine for diverse patient populations at medical centers such as the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, and Bon Secours Hospital. Currently, in her private practice work, she uses traditional talk therapy as well as mandala techniques, guided imagery and music, journaling, dream work, drumming and shamanic journey work to help her clients break through resistance and fully self-actualize. She is currently writing a book for women about restoration, renewal and self-care.