Dr. Cowan is a PhD-level Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Distance Certified Counselor, with over 10 years experience within the mental health field. She has experience working in inpatient psychiatric, private practice, residential treatment, integrated care, and foster care/child protective services settings. Prior to opening her own private practice, Dr. Cowan was a professor and assistant program director in the Department of Family Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School and held hospital privileges at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center. Due to this, Dr. Cowan has had the opportunity to treat individuals experiencing a variety of acute and chronic health issues including but not limited to: chronic pain, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, obesity, and end-of-life issues. She is a strong believer in the mind-body connection and understands the emotional impact of disease.
Dr. Cowan is skilled in women's health and the unique issues that may impact their emotional well-being. She has treated women and teens with a variety of concerns including depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, disordered eating/weight concerns, intimate partner violence/relational issues, work/life balance, and stress. Dr. Cowan collaborates with women in order to develop personal and attainable goals so that balance may be restored in their lives.
While at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Cowan was a member of the Senior Care Clinic team where she worked alongside a team of professionals in order to effectively treat geriatric patients with complex medical/psychological issues. Dr. Cowan also completed a year-long continuing education program as a faculty scholar in geriatrics with the Virginia Geriatric Education Center and has worked within a long-term care setting caring for patients with cognitive impairment. She is skilled in working with elders who have been diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer's Disease and/or other chronic diseases as well as their caregivers. Dr. Cowan also enjoys working with elders who are experiencing issues such as loneliness, grief, depression, and/or anxiety.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Bipolar disorder
LPC # 0701005099 (Expires: 2019-06-30)
I was really hesitant to make myself vulnerable with someone I wasnt able to have right in front of me, so it was so surprising how comfortable I became as soon as I started therapy with Dr. Cowan, she is really caring, competent, wise, smart and has excellent sense of humor.
Love her! She’s helped me tremendously.
Dr. Cowan has been a light on some of my darkest days. She is thoughtful, understanding, and insightful. She listens to my ramblings, asks me tough questions, and helps me overcome mental blocks and personal challenges. Her guidance has been so helpful in helping me maintain a healthy mental state. And, most importantly, I know that she is always there for me. I am so thankful that I have her as my counselor.
I think she is wonderful. She has helped me a lot in my time of need and gives good adive when needed and listens to me. She knows when to just listen and when to give advice
Rebecca is a very sweet and knowledgeable woman. She really listens and understands. I have a lot of work to do, but really like barnstorming with her and hearing her feedback.
I am extremely thankful for Dr. Cowan's knowledge, guidance and patience as I work through some difficult things in my life. She's been a wonderful help.
Dr. Cowan has been invaluable in helping me navigate the toughest time in my life. She's been emphatic, kind while also helping me get back to reality. I don't know what I would have done without her during this time. Her responses are timely, insightful and she truly listens.
Dr. Cowan responds quickly and is a fantastic counselor, highly recommend. She definitely helped me through a rough time.
Dr. Cowan is a fantastic therapist; she is well-versed in different aspects of psychology, is kind and a great listener. Just talking to her has helped alleviate some of my depression symptoms. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking therapy services.
She has been great and I feel like she truly listens and wants to help me.
She seems to get the issues very quickly, and is very supportive.
My messaging sessions with Dr. Cowan have been a success in terms of how much I've improved.
Most of us seek therapy through BetterHelp for its flexibility/time constraints. I feel understood in my conversations with her, and Dr. Cowan gets me to the resource needed to make actionable change.
Very smart person! Really great communication skills and I go over some very complex information and she is not a loss for words. A true professional that limits her questions but instead provides constructive guidance with the information I have given her.
She's great at recommending solutions to troubles you may have and offering support.