About Me

I am an older, licensed professional counselor who has 15-years experience working with clients who have substance use and/or domestic violence issues. I am semi-retired, working part-time for BetterHelp and part-time as a homemaker. I have a Christian background, but I am not "a Christian counselor." As I grow older, my psycho-spiritual practice continues to evolve. I am comfortable working with clients of any faith or persuasion, including agnostics or atheists. I value any positives in the books and peoples of the various religions, and other valuable books and peoples, seeing them as "mythopoetic" helpers along the way. My undergraduate degree was in psychology, with a minor in philosophy. My graduate psychology degree was grounded in humanistic, existential, phenomenological (subjective experience), and transpersonal studies. I will respect your lived experience, and I will professionally accompany you toward clarifying and realizing your goals in life. I strive to offer a non-judgmental, safe, and nurturing space for our work together.


  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Video


LPC #69306 (Expires: 2024-02-29)

LPC #LPC004987 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kathryn Dowell. 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 by E.L. on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kathryn is quick to listen and slow to speak. She has great insight and encouragement and I really love healing with her in my corner.

Written by C.H. on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Kathryn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Absolutely enjoyed every session with Kathy. She is very empathetic and had a few relatable stories to share (which I really appreciated). The tools she provided me for my anxiety were very helpful, however, Kathy had a greater impact regarding my Christianity. I definitely would recommend Kathy to anyone but especially therapy newbies because she is very easy to talk to.

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