Megan L. Avery, Ph.D.

Dr. Avery is a clinical and forensic psychologist. She obtained her doctorate in psychology from the University of Memphis. She also has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science from the University of Memphis. She completed a doctoral internship with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Since then she has been working in private practice, dividing her time between clinical and forensic services. 


She can be reached at (901) 766-7500 or MEGANLEEAVERY@GMAIL.COM

Dr. Avery has a general clinical practice for adults.

She provides therapy for:  

  • mood disorders (depression, bipolar)
  • anxiety disorders (worry, generalized anxiety, panic, phobia)
  • trauma and posttraumatic stress (PTSD)
  • personality disorders, including borderline personality
  • women’s issues
  • alcohol and drug misuse
  • stress
  • couples therapy/ relationship issues
  • adult family therapy (no children)
  • sexual functioning
  • co-treatment with medical specialties

She has sought training in diversity and working within patients’ cultural, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. She is LGBTQI* friendly.    

She also accepts several insurance plans- call for more information.     

Dr. Avery is a worker’s compensation provider.  

Dr. Avery offers a variety of forensic services.

  • Civil evaluations:
    • Independent Psychological Examinations
    • personal injury/ tort
    • malpractice
    • psychological pain and suffering/ victim impact
    • workplace harassment/ discrimination/ sexual harassment
    • PTSD and other trauma-related psychological injuries
    • sexual abuse, including priest/ clergy sexual abuse
    • wrongful death- psychological injury to survivors
    • wrongful termination or negligent retention regarding psychological issues
    • guardianship / conservatorship assessments
    • "Testamentary Competence" pre-mortem certification
    • pre-surgical evaluations for specialized medical procedures (spinal cord stimulator, bariatric surgery, transplant surgery, sexual reassignment surgery)
  • Criminal evaluations:
    • competency to proceed/ stand trial
    • ability to waive Miranda rights
    • mental health defenses/ mental state at time of offense/ NGRI
    • diminished capacity
    • sentencing proceedings including death penalty hearings
    • she will accept the AOC rate for indigent examinees 
  • Work-related services:
    • Independent Psychological Evaluation 
    • determination of causation
    • impairment ratings
    • psychological disability
    • private disability insurance
    • Social Security disability
    • Fitness for Duty Evaluations/ Risk Assessments (in compliance with ADA and EEOC guidelines)
    • Law Enforcement Officer and Firefighter evaluations
    • Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification 
  • Expert testimony 
  • Strategic consultation to attorneys
  • She is willing to travel to conduct evaluations.