Dr. Juanita McGowan

LSCSW

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

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

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


Specialties

  • 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

Licensing

KS LSCSW 0529


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Juanita McGowan. 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 Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Juanita for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. McGowan has helped me tremendously in dealing with my anxiety and emotions. I would highly recommend her to absolutely anybody. Her upbeat personality and encouragement is very refreshing. She always checks in on you and makes sure that you’re having a good week. Dr. McGowan was my first therapist and worked with me so patiently and was very understanding with my concerns. Such a pleasure to work with and has the most amazing smile!

Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Juanita for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

She is always so positive and uplifting. She makes it easy to be able to talk to her

Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Juanita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Always a pleasure to work with. A big thanks and highly recommend.

Written on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Juanita for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and adhd

Excellent therapist, and I especially appreciate her ability to include Christian values in her counseling. Highly recommend her!

Written on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Juanita for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem

Dr McGowan is a kind, funny, uplifting and caring woman who cares about the outcomes of all her clients. If you are looking for someone with a warm touch who will truly listen to you and offer guidance in a very safe space, I would highly recommend this woman.

Written on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Juanita for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Dr. McGowen Is extremely positive with a great understanding of empathy, providing me with a safe space on a weekly basis, that I’m extremely appreciative of.

Written on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with Juanita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Dr. McGowan is warm, helpful and cheering, she can see the advantages I have.

Written on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Juanita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr McGowan is amazing therapist. She always encourages me and she is determined to give her best in order to help me find miself. I highly appreciate her professional skills and empathy. Thank you for matching me with her !

Written on Mar 04, 2021 after therapy with Juanita for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and adhd

She is very patient and wise and quick to give a positive response.

Written on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Juanita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

I love my therapist! She asks how I am even when I don’t respond. She is always there for me and I know that she takes me seriously!

Written on Jan 12, 2021 after therapy 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 on Nov 10, 2020 after therapy 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 on Nov 09, 2020 after therapy 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 !

Work with me!