About Ria


Ria Megnin, MSW, LSW

Ria Megnin, LSW, MSW, MA (she or they) is a behavioral health therapist with Equitas Health at its Dayton Medical Center. She provides trauma-informed, identity-affirming individual counseling for people 18 and older, with a special focus on members of the LGBTQIA+ community and people of all backgrounds living with HIV.

Ria earned master degrees from The Ohio State University’s College of Social Work and John Glenn College of Public Affairs (public policy & management) in 2018. She is the regional representative for the National Association of Social Workers and passionate about its work to end oppression in marginalized communities.

Her first career was in community-based journalism, where she helped people share their stories and support each other in building a better world. This later led to work in book editing, strategic planning, marketing, teaching, and (her favorite) — leading workshops on assertiveness, boundaries, communication skills, and healing from trauma.

Ria lives in Dayton with her firefighter spouse and their fur children.