Megan Delaney has a PhD in Counselor Education from Montclair State University (MSU) and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Professional Counseling at Monmouth University (MU) in Long Branch, New Jersey. At MU she teaches graduate level courses in the MA in Counseling program. Her research explores the influence of counseling and social support on depression in unmarried mothers using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (N=3,325). Her other research interests include feminism and relational-cultural therapy; ecotherapy and the influence of the natural world on mental health and grant writing competencies in counselors and counselor educators. Previous to being a counselor educator, Dr. Delaney worked for over 10 years as the Grants Coordinator for the College of Education and Human Services at MSU where she helped faculty and staff submit over $150 million in grant proposals to federal, state agencies, foundations and corporations.