About me

I have been providing counseling for about 25 years. I worked my first 10 years with the elderly population. For the past 15 years I have worked with all age ranges in a variety of areas. I meet my clients where they are, using Client Centered focus, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, including Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (cause & effect) of behaviors. I also use EFIT (Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy) to assist with trauma. My clients are a critical part of my treatment plan development as my desire is to assist in their success - effectively working myself out of their lives. They learn the coping skills rather than dependence on a person to go from one crisis to the next.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

OK LPC LPC02572


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Joyce McDowell. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Joyce for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Joyce is very good at meeting me where I'm at, hearing me out about what I may be struggling with and presenting alternative perspectives on my situation. I find her advice very helpful!

Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Joyce for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Joyce is the best therapist I've ever had. She made me feel so at home and welcome to share who I am. She made a personal connection with me and shared her stories, giving me insight and making me feel like I wasn't alone. She gave a warm and maternal energy and had a great balance of both supporting and challenging me. She offered me guidance and worksheets if I wanted more homework, and she checked in on me throughout the week with thoughtful messages. She goes above and beyond at what she does. Thank you, Joyce!

Written on Jan 14, 2023 after therapy with Joyce for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

She's an amazing therapist

Written on Dec 28, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

My life is going so much better since working through stuff with Joyce! I have been happier and seen such great progress within myself. Everyone needs a Joyce in their life!!!

Written on Dec 25, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

the best person in the world hands down. she's a person i could call my best friend, and person whom i can trust with anything and that's big for me. if i ever happen to venture into therapy again, i will definitely be searching for Joyce McDowell.

Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

I will after some experience with Her. We’ve had one meeting.

Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Joyce is very supportive and insightful. She has helped me a lot to recognize the areas I do have control over and where I need to just let go.

Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Joyce is great always has great insight and helpful tips

Written on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Joyce and I have met once, but she is awesome! One session helped me a ton, and look forward to a couple more!

Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Joyce is a wonderful listener and she offers helpful insight and suggestions. She understands what I need and she helps me to find clarity within my mind and soul to problems that trouble me.

Written on Feb 13, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I love having Joyce McDowell as my therapist. She’s really good at putting things into the right perspective and helps me be more positive.

Written on Feb 06, 2022 after therapy with Joyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and trauma and abuse

She listened to my (very complex) issues and made very helpful suggestions and comments. She was compassionate, and affirmed my reasoning, and sometimes asked me to consider some alternate perspectives. Overall, very helpful. I am considering additional sessions as I work through the long-term issues.

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