Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with adults over a wide spectrum of issues and life problems and look forward to assisting you in developing goals for your overall success. Much of my experience includes work in preventing or combatting stress, especially career or job-related issues, anxiety, relationship issues, addictions disorders and co-dependency, grief counseling, critical incident debriefing, and working to resolve issues surrounding physical disabilities or trauma. In the past three years much of my work has included helping others deal with or prevent the negative impact of covid-19.
I tend to work in a solution-focused framework, helping remove immediate obstacles to allow further work on underlying or longterm issues. I also utilize Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, especially in working through addictions-based problems, to assist in dissolving irrational beliefs that may be holding a client back from fulfillment of goals and dreams. The atmosphere of sessions is one of acceptance and not of judgment for what may have brought a person to talk with me, or what has come before.
It takes courage to realize there is a problem requiring assistance and also to believe that the help is available. By tackling that step you have begun your journey. I would be honored to assist you along the way.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, HIV / AIDS, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC008933
Kenlo McGowan has been extremely helpful in my therapy and goals. I am feeling much more positive and connected.
Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Kenlo for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
Kenlo has been a big help to me in my mental health journey. She is always responsive and engaged and you can tell she really cares.
Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Kenlo for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Kenlo is awesome and helping me so much! I feel like I'm making alot of progress with her
Written on Jun 26, 2023 after therapy with Kenlo for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
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Written on Apr 19, 2023 after therapy with Kenlo for 7 months on issues concerning depression, grief, and coping with life changes
I am really thankful for Kenlo. We have only had one session so far, but she has helped me tremendously. She offers good advice and I feel like she truly understands what I am struggling with. It's so wonderful to be able to talk to a stranger and not feel judged or uncomfortable. I feel like I have known her forever. Very grateful she was who was chosen to be my therapist and looking forward to continuing to work with her to get through my anxiety and issues.
Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with Kenlo for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse
Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Kenlo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes