Jamilah Bowden


About Me

Someone once allowed me to “borrow” their hope until I had enough of my own to accompany me on my journey. Well, since then, I’ve been committed to inspiring hope in others. The power o f hope can help us to overcome any obstacle we face and propel us to do all the things we were meant to do; from simply having the courage and will to get out of bed in the morning, all the way to changing the world.

You may be visiting this site because you’re hurting and need to find relief. You’ve experienced trauma and loss and can no longer pretend that you’re doing just fine. You’re having trouble functioning and could use some help getting back to “normal”. Or maybe you’re facing disappointments, rejection, and obstacles that seem insurmountable. Even if you are just about ready to give it all up and throw in the towel, my friend, you have come to the right place. You need a safe space where it’s ok to not be ok. I’m delighted that you have taken this bold first step to feeling and doing better. It shows that you are ready to stop simply existing. You want to live and thrive.

For almost 20 years, I have been working to inspire hope and change in individuals from all backgrounds, faiths, orientations, and cultures, through education, one-on-one and group counseling, personal and community advocacy. I’ve worked with those affected by trauma, loss, domestic violence, abuse, addictions, depression, anxiety, marriage and family challenges, learning and physical disabilities, anger management, major life crises, and a broad spectrum of mental illness. I am an eclectic therapist, supporting adults, children, families, and groups. I utilize person-centered (Rogerian), cognitive-behavioral (CBT) strategies to empower clients to be the change they desire to see, often in the context of being able to fulfill your purpose in life (Adlerian). According to your needs, we may use meditation, music, art, movement, drama, poetry, play therapy, and more, to aid in bringing about that change. Finally, I focus on equipping clients with psycho-educational tools and resources for a lifetime of continued growth, long after you have discontinued counseling.

Allow me to be your guide in discovering hope again. And until then, I have enough for us both.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #178.013088 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Written by A.L. on Aug 22, 2019 after counseling with Jamilah for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Jamilah is an amazing counselor. She is a great listener, and she's great at evaluating what your true needs and wants are. She is always positive and creates an environment that makes it easy for you to talk to her and open up. I am so happy that i’ve been able to work with Jamilah.

Written by S.A. on May 07, 2019 after counseling with Jamilah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Jamilah Bowden came into my life at the perfect time. I've had other counselors that just didn't feel as connected as Jamilah is. I like the fact that I can message her whenever and know that she will respond with just the right comments and advice. It feels like she truly cares about the success and moments of weaknesses. Her words are comforting, caring, and powerful. I am so thankful to have discovered her,

Written by J.A. on Feb 14, 2019 after counseling with Jamilah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

I have been working with Jamilah for a few weeks now and I absolutely love her! She is caring and very attentive. She is very knowledgeable and always gives me things to work on throughout the week. I like how she asks me questions to get my mind to rolling and it helps me to get the most out of our sessions! I am super happy I chose her, and would highly recommend her!

Written by K.A. on Jun 01, 2018 after counseling with Jamilah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger

Jamilak is committed to helping me. She is cheery and supportive everytime we meet, whether that is on the phone or through a video session.

Written by M.E. on May 24, 2018 after counseling with Jamilah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, self esteem, and anger

Jamilah has already helped me tremendously. She’s very kind, patient and knowledgable. I am going to continue booking sessions with her.

Written by Y. . on May 22, 2018 after counseling with Jamilah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Just started with Jamilah and I can already see that we are going to get along. She listens and provided a lot of good food for thought. I appreciated her willingness to work with me and my schedule. 5/5 stars if you ask me!

Written by L.A. on Feb 15, 2018 after counseling with Jamilah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and grief

She is a great listener but also someone who interacts and gives feedback that is greatly needed. She makes me feel at ease.

Written by K.A. on Dec 13, 2017 after counseling with Jamilah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

This is my first time talking to someone and I think Jamilah is great and a very good fit. I feel very comfortable sharing things with her, which has been hard for me in the past with other people. She is very helpful with her insight and advice that I have received from her.