Dr. Juanita McGowan


About Me

Dear Client:

I have been a licensed clinical social worker in Kansas for more than 40 years. As an African-American, faith based woman, I am a seasoned professional counselor, life coach, teacher, consultant, and administrator.

Experiencing the journey of life can be challenging and difficult. Finding peace can be overwhelming, therefore, I applaud you for taking the courageous step to seek counseling support. You deserve to live your best life.

If you desire to achieve a healthy state of mindfulness and wellness, it is important to gain insights about how your mind, thoughts and consciousness play a powerful role in helping you see beyond your current issues and struggles. If you desire, I will support you to include your faith within the therapy process.

My counseling style is warm, engaging, positive, but yet focused, and goal oriented. I will encourage you to utilize your strengths and personal resources to help guide your treatment plan. I have worked with a wide range of multicultural clients including, children, adolescents and adults.

I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas, and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree from Kansas State University in Adult and Continuing Education.

If you are ready to make the commitment and take the time to becoming your best self, I would be delighted to be your counselor.

Remember your future is always beginning now!

Dr. Juanita McGowan

Multicultural Counseling
Coping with Racism and Prejudice
Race and Ethnic Identity Development
Faith-Based Counseling
Stress and Anxiety
Spiritual Wellness
Grief and Loss
Emotional Management
Lifespan Transitions

Clinical Approaches:
Motivational Therapy
Holistic Counseling
Relational Based Therapy
Solution Based Brief Therapy


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Anger management , Coaching , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #0529 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Written by E.D. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Juanita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Dr. McGowan is very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. She is very easy to work with, and has genuine concern to help you through whatever problem you may be facing. I have been working with her for a few months now and I feel so much better about myself and the issues I was having in my life, would strongly recommend!

Written by P.O. on Nov 10, 2020 after counseling with Juanita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I can’t say enough great things about Juanita. From the moment we first spoke, her expertise was apparent. She has amazing attention to detail, is a great listener, and really knows how to fully utilise the time we have in our sessions. I had a couple of therapists before her on this app, and she is by far the best. She really sets a standard that should be applied to every other therapist on this app. She strikes the fine balance between positivity, affirmations and accountability. I’ve learned so much from her in the two sessions we’ve had, and I can’t wait for the progress to continue.

Written by L.I. on Nov 09, 2020 after counseling with Juanita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Dr. McGowan is just what I needed on this journey to a better me !