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Dr. Juanita McGowan, LSCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Depression
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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

Professional experience

40yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Depression

Additional areas of focus: 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, Emptiness, Family Problems, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

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

Services offered

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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.

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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