Elizabeth McDowell, LMFT

Elizabeth McDowell, LMFT Verified by GLPG

Education

  • School:
    Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Degree:
    MA in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology
  • Additional Certificates:

    MA in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology

Languages

  • English

Partnering with you on your journey to wellness is an honor. Having been on my own journey for many years, I understand the courage and determination it takes to walk this path. I believe in this process and have committed my life and career to walking side by side with people who seek a partnership on the path. It won’t be easy, but we will travel together.  


My interest in the helping professions began young. I worked with small children while I was still in High School, working as an assistant in summer and day camps. I continued on with this work through college. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Human Development. I began working with college students at this time. I went on to earn a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. This degree introduced me to the many theories and approaches to therapy. At this time, I began seeing couples and families. That included premarital counseling and group work. I began a long internship of 3,000 hours which took about 3 years to complete. At that time, I began working with people who spent time in psychiatric facilities. A few years down the road I decided to pursue a Master of Art in Mythological Studies. This course of study looks at religions through the lens of psychology and philosophy.  


My goal is to use my clinical knowledge to create a safe space for you to be able to discuss all kinds of topics. Whether that be childhood trauma or existential crisis. I am what you call an “eclectic” therapist. That means I employ a variety of theories, modalities and practices to help you reach your goals. 

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cash/Private Pay
  • Cigna/Evernorth
  • Cofinity
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.

Issues

  • ADHD (Adults)
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Bullying
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pregnancy / Prenatal / Postpartum / Perinatal
  • Premarital
  • Psychosis / Schizophrenia
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Communities

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive / Kink Allied
  • Veterans

Specialties

  • Borderline Personality
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues

Session Types

  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (20 to 64) Adults

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Adlerian
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused

Faith-Based Therapy

  • Buddhist
  • Christian
  • Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations