Megan Bayles Bartley, MAMFT, LMFT
Executive Director, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
As the Founding Executive Director of Louisville Mindfulness Center, it has been a joy to grow and expand our group practice to include more therapists who can be helpful to more people. While I love seeing clients, I also love nurturing therapists to rise to their fullest potential. While I founded Louisville Mindfulness Center, I know that the therapists who work here have the same personal goals and mission as our practice. What this means is that each of us is working from a place of who we are…we are each mindful people and we show up that way with our clients and invite and encourage them to live more mindful lives as the are ready. We are each in the practice of fully and authentically being our best selves. When we as therapists show up that we, we allow our clients the space to be their best selves. It’s wonderfully quatumn mechanics oriented (which I love to geek out on!)!
For the last few years, I’ve been honored to be named one of Three Best Rated’s Best Marriage Counselor’s in Louisville. What I would rather have that read is that our practice of Louisville Mindfulness Center has been voted one of Three Best Rated in Louisville. The therapists at Louisville Mindfulness Center are wonderful and any person would benefit from their services.
Currently, I enjoy working with individuals (and couples) where one of the partners in the relationship refuses to go to therapy or one person is choosing to pursue therapy at this time with the possibility of both people coming in at some point.
I love working with individuals dealing with anxiety, are easily irritable and frustrated, or have been told they have anger issues. Mindfulness is a big part of my practice. I have found this approach calming and centering for clients who feel “scattered” or “overthink” things. This is a simple and straightforward approach that does wonders for individuals and couples dealing with anger, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. It gives you tools for your toolbox so you are prepared to handle challenging situations as they arise.
If you are a couple dealing with infidelity and trust issues, I recommend you see our therapist Chris Davis! That is his specialty!
I was born in California, grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington. After living in Tucson, Arizona for a bit, I decided to get my Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Upon graduation, I moved to Austin, Texas for 11 years before moving back to Louisville in 2014.
I have loved living all across the United States and have been lucky enough to travel the world. I love meeting new people and exploring new cultures. When I’m not working on my practice, my media contributions, attending a public speaking event or a board meeting, you’ll find me being silly with my family, reading (a lot!), practicing yoga (a little), and being creative (always!).
Besides seeing clients in my private practice I also contribute to the media, such as Today’s Woman magazine and do public speaking. I am a former board member of GLOW, Greater Louisville Outstanding Women, which supports Louisville’s ‘best of the best’ women in business.
I am a published author of a fun and silly book for parents to read to kiddos at bedtime called “Don’t Go To Sleep.” It is a method I created when my daughter was 4 years-old that worked wonderfully. Essentially it is a guided meditation that helps parents calm down and relax just as much as kiddos! My hope is that it will work just as well for other families as much as it did for ours. So far the feedback has been very positive! Give it a try! It’s available on Amazon: HERE.
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