Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Psychologist Will Meek
In this regular feature on Psych Central, we’ve been talking with a different clinician each month about everything from conducting therapy to coping with stress to living a meaningful life to the challenges clients face.
This month we’re pleased to present an interview with Will Meek, Ph.D, a licensed counseling psychologist in the state of Washington. Meek is the lead psychologist at Washington State University Vancouver Counseling & Testing Services and an Adjunct Professor of Counselor Education at Portland State University. He also has a private practice in Vancouver, WA. He regularly contributes to Psych Central and writes a website on the psychology of men.
Meek completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, his doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of Missouri Kansas City, and finished his post-doctoral work at the University of Delaware.
To learn more about Meek and his work, check out his website.
1. What’s surprised you the most about being a therapist?
The biggest surprise was how much change can happen in a short period of time. If there is a good counselor/client match, and the client is highly motivated for change, then amazing things can happen very quickly.
2. What’s the latest and greatest book you’ve read related to mental health, psychology or psychotherapy?
I have been heavily influenced recently by Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.