Meghan Szafran, MS, LPC, CT has an extensive and varied background working with children and families, specializing in addiction, trauma, and grief. She has worked to implement evidence-based programming in school and community settings, training school professionals in evidence-based violence prevention models, and coordinating with community stakeholders to promote resiliency with youth and families. She spent over ten years providing group and individual counseling to adolescents and their families impacted by drug and alcohol addiction and trauma before making her way to Uplift Center for Grieving Children in Philadelphia. She has been with The Center since January 2015 and serves as the Director of School & Community Services where she oversees and facilitates school and community grief groups for youth 5-22, provides bereavement training to caregivers and professionals, and post-crisis support to schools. She has presented at the Greater Philadelphia Trauma Conference and the at the National Alliance for Grieving Children annual conference and has earned her Certificate in Thanatology from the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Meghan received her undergraduate degree in Health & Human Services from Virginia Wesleyan University and her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with a certificate in Trauma Studies from Chestnut Hill College. She is currently pursuing state licensure as a Professional Counselor and is passionate about her work in ensuring that no child grieves alone.

What Uplifts You?:

Going to the beach, hugs from my kids, a great meal, and songs from the “90’s I know by heart.

Email: meghan@upliftphilly.org
: 267-437-3123 x 1