About Me

My name is Walter Bowers and I am a licensed professional counselor or LPC for short. I have been licensed for more than 20 years and have more than 25 years of counseling experience. I have helped many clients make positive choices regarding problems that they have presented in counseling sessions with me. The approach that I use is rational choice and is based on Robert Glasser's Choice Theory. I teach clients how to apply the theory to their own lives which allows them to realize that the only things that they can control are their own behaviors. This is important to know because many times people who have come to see me were too focused on trying to change other people or too worried about events from the past. They were unable to function in the present because of being stuck on yesterday. I use a reality based approach in counseling sessions that provide a foundation where you learn that the only behaviors that you will be able to control are your own. You learn to make choices that are beneficial to you as an individual. Things in the past have happened and must not control you in these present times.

I do know that clients can be a bit nervous when starting out with a new counselor, and clients might wonder if talking to me is worth their time and investment. Let me assure you that I am very aware of the seriousness of clients' concerns, and I am dedicated to committing myself to working with you to address workable solutions that will be a good fit for you. I am concerned about helping you to make better choices for yourself. If you will commit to talking to me, and listening as we work on the goals established in the sessions, I will be able to help you. We will begin by establishing some communication approaches that will help to break the ice. Afterwards, we will work together to help you be that great decision-maker who governs his or her own life. I am excited about the opportunity to lend an ear, a helping hand, and voice.

Walter


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

GA LPC LPC003642

AL LPC 2052


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Walter Bowers. 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 May 26, 2022 after therapy with Walter for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I enjoy having Mr. Bowers as my therapist. He listens and guides me to make decisions that are best for me.

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Walter for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I've only had one call so far, but Walter's probably been one of the fastest / best fits in terms of style. He's direct and offers advice when needed. You feel like you're making tangible progress.

Written on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Walter for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

Excellent therapist

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Walter for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Walter listens, then asks pertinent and intriguing questions to make you ponder. He has guided and directed me through some difficult situations, which has allowed me to assess my behavior and have more empathy for others. Walter is fantastic, and I highly recommend him to those who need a deeper understanding of themselves and their actions. ~T. T.

Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Walter for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Walter listens well and gives maximum opportunities for clear expression, and has given good tips/advice which will facilitate that which is necessary to be a solution to the concern in human behavior, life and relationships.

Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Walter for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Very attentive and allows me to get everything out. He is Rational and has a carefully crafted approach.

Written on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Walter for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

Walter listens carefully and keys in on statements I make to help dive into what I’m feeling. This is helpful because sometimes, I didn’t even know that was the case.

Written on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Walter for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Walter offers great advice and solutions

Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Walter for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and parenting issues

My first meeting with him was awesome.

Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Walter for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Walter is an excellent listener and helped me organize and get myself together after going through so much personally and professionally.

Written on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Walter for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Walter has been great. Only two sessions with him so far and I do feel comfortable speaking with him.

Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Walter for 1 month on issues concerning parenting issues, and coaching

Great listening skills. Really grateful to have him as a sounding board and one who asks critical questions.

Written on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Walter for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Walter is a great listener and has great advice. My wife and I have had great breakthroughs as a result.

Written on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Walter for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Mr. Bowers helped me through my tough times. He is very attentive, respectful, thoughtful. Towards end of session he will give me assignment to improve, work on myself. It is hard work but it helps me. Thank you Mr. Bowers.

Written on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Walter for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

He’s amazing and listens very well!

Written on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Walter for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I still have a ways to go, but I have learned a lot about myself that I didn't know or realize thanks to Walter. He is very wise and collected. It is very easy to talk to Walter and he is a treat listener and interpreter. Cannot recommend him enough

Written on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Walter for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Walter understands my issues, he's a good listener and able to give sound advice on what I should do or how to approach the situation. He's easy to talk to which makes it easy for m to want to work with him.

Written on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Walter for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Mr. Bowers has been very helpful in preparing me for my postpartum period. I look forward to continue working with him now that I am going through that.

Written on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Walter for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Walter has been very helpful in assisting me to find ways to cope with anxiety and low self esteem. I’m very thankful for his help!!

Written on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Walter for 6 days on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Patient and brilliant counselor! :-)

Written on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Walter for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief

I feel myself on the road to peace in my relationship. Very grateful for Mr.Walter’s approach and careful attention to my concerns

Written on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Walter for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Walter Bowes has been an excellent therapist! He has helped me to identify patterns in my thinking that have lead or contributed to my anxiety and has offers techniques to help reduce them. I have had many therapists before him, and he has been the only one to help me in this way. In just 4 weeks I started experiencing significant reductions in my anxiety that I'm confident will continue thanks to his help. He is warm, friendly, and genuinely wants to help. He is prompt and available, which is helpful during tough times. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Written on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy with Walter for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Great counselor! Would recommend to others who find him on Better Help!

Written on Feb 28, 2021 after therapy with Walter for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching,

I feel like this app has given me access to help I desperately needed but felt closed off from because of my job.

Written on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Walter for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Walter is a kind and respectable man. He is genuinely supportive and interested in understanding your issues. The only reason I’m leaving him is for my own financial reasons but this man is brilliant and kind. He is very direct but gentle and he is wonderful. I would recommend him to anyone :)

Written on Feb 18, 2021 after therapy with Walter for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Excellent counsel and Mr. Walter takes time to check on me.

Written on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Walter for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I like Mr.Bowers, he has really helped me on so many levels. I am thankful that I came across him. My anxiety has been soo much more manageable, he has also helped me find new ways to cope that has tremendously helped as well.

Written on Feb 02, 2021 after therapy with Walter for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

Mr. Bowers is an excellent listener. His questions cause me to probe my heart in a way that makes life's nonsense make sense.

Written on Jan 08, 2021 after therapy with Walter for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Walter is a great therapist and has helped me tremendously

Written on Aug 06, 2020 after therapy with Walter for 2 weeks

Mr.Bowers is a great listener and he takes notes which is a great thing because that means he’s paying attention to me and what I am saying. I do value his opinion and he’s a great man. He allows me to express myself without interrupting me.

Written on Jul 30, 2020 after therapy with Walter for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I love his calm voice and how unbiased he is in our sessions

Written on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Walter for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

When I read his theory of choice he would be using for counseling I knew that he would be direct and helpful in aiding me to confront my issues. It was only my first session but I do really feel he is listening to me and respects what I’m saying as well as my feelings while still being able to help me deal with my issues appropriately. I look forward to more sessions.

Written on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Walter for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Walter Bowers is a very kind and understanding individual. I had an easy time connecting with him about my problems and he made really good points about my thoughts that I reevaluated to fix my own problems. I highly recommend him!

Written on Jul 14, 2020 after therapy with Walter for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Walter is an exceptional therapist and asset to each of the people who are lucky enough to receive his time.
Personally, I've only had two other professionals over the years that could truly hear, listen, see, and feel: what they need to, what you are saying, and what you aren't ...to help offer what we can and need to hear, listen, see, and feel. I believe the most important thing in our lives is often to find balance, acceptance, understanding, empathy and compassion (for ourselves too) --and Walter is the kind of guy that I believe can help a lot of people find that balance where it is and better balance where it isn't. That's valuable.

What most stood out was even during the very first session it is so uncommon that a therapist can listen to my rambling unfocused self assessment of confused needs, priorities, and problems-- and truly help even during one hour (let alone the first!).
He can be his patient's 'perfect therapists for right now' and help you help you in this moment now that we live in. I've never experienced a professional with better insight, advice, and a real interpersonal rapport in the first hour that elude most therapists and requires countless sessions an unknown amount of time prior for the lucky few.

I'm beyond happy with Better Help's therapist suggestion and have a renewed vigor I've been missing when I have only sporadically sought therapy over previous years and continually missed that 'right therapist for right now' aspect with local therapists prior to Covid.

Written on May 31, 2020 after therapy with Walter for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with

I have only had one phone session with him. It was the best first talk with someone about my issues in a lot time. I not fully sure how I feel about it. I have not known him long enough to feel how we will work. But so far, I have hope. I felt better about talking with him. I feel like he heard me. I think he can help me. We just getting started. So I hope for the future with his help.

Written on May 28, 2020 after therapy with Walter for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Walter has been great at communicating and keeping in touch.

Written on May 22, 2020 after therapy with Walter for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Mr. Walter is my very first counselor. All the male "role models" in my life have treated me like dirt, then I met Mr. Walter who come along and listened to my problems and opened my eyes and refused to give up on me when I pushed him away. He stayed and is helping me figure out who I am and what I want In life. Thank you Mr. Walter for everything you have done and are continuing to do, it is very much appreciated.

Written on May 02, 2020 after therapy with Walter for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I am slow to progress and implementing new things or habits but Mr. Bowers reaches out to me despite my silence.

Written on Apr 27, 2020 after therapy with Walter for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coaching

Me Bowers is very knowledgeable, attentive and practical in approach.

Written on Apr 22, 2020 after therapy with Walter for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Going into things, I was a little unsure of the value I’d receive from online counseling. I could not be more pleased. The BetterHelp format has been great, and Walter in particular has been fantastic. He is responsive, attentive, and focused on helping me improve things for myself. He is always there to help me gain better perspective or insight into my thoughts, and circumstances.

I’m so grateful that I’ve found him through Better Help. I’d recommend him to pretty much anyone.

Written on Apr 13, 2020 after therapy with Walter for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and bipolar disorder

Walter is excellent. After thoroughly listening he always provides thoughtful insight and helpful solutions.

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