WELCOME to "About Me" 

All Sessions Remain Virtual at this time, until further notice.

Judith A. MacDowell  MPH, MPA, LCSW CCATP

judithmacdowellcounseling@gmail.com

The intent of this section is to support your search for a partnership that resonates with your values, your goals, and your commitment.  I am happy to offer any additional information or experiences to assist with your search.  Feel free to contact me via email to arrange a consultation.

​​​​​​​​Most importantly, with personal transparency, my work reflects my value system and I love my work. I also strive to engage you as individuals who are also in a relationship and meet you where you are.....with compassion, without judgement.   It is my honor to be invited into a client(s) or couples' life at the time of change and collaboration.


Additional insight into my personal style must include my genuine, compassionate, non judgemental  engagement with each client, my interactive style with clients and commitment to change.  This decision to seek support for your relationship, whatever the current emotional state, is courageous and will take work. Don't wait until it is the "last effort" to see if things can change or when you feel alienated and frustrated and ready to move on alone.

 

                                                                  Mini Summary of Education and Experience

  • Over 25 years of experience with providing direct clinical care in private practice settings, inpatient, residential and outpatient programs.  I provide supervision to other clinicians, organizations, clinical behavioral health program development, reseach and application of outcome based therapeutic intervention (individual and group).  I continue to be a workshop leader in schools for professionals and parents, community organizations, private and public clinics and most consistenlty a PRIVATE PRACTICE for adults, couples, families and (selected circumstances, children) in specialized mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma.   My focus at this time is RELATIONSHIP Counseling and INDIVIDUAL Counseling.


  • Graduate degrees in Clinical Social Work, Public Health Education and Public Administration (MPA, MPH, MSW)
  • Licensure in good standing with the above mentioned states and internationally as a Certified Distanced Counselor
  • Board Certified in Teletherapy for Mental Health Professionals: clinical services in teletherapy, compliance & best practices. 
  • Post graduate training & Certification (i.e. beyond a workshop):  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Rational Emotive Therapy (REBT), Dilectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Neuro linguistic Progamming, Mindfulness Training for Stress Reduction, Heartmath trained professional, Brainmaster and neurofeedback trained professional, Public Health based program development and client engagment.
  • I am Gallup Trained and Personality test trained (DiSC & 5 Big Personality testing) and these skills are applied to assessment of personality type, behavior responses, strengths assessment and overall relationship support.
  • The foundation of my "approach", chosen from training and experience, includes CBT, REBT, family systems, EFT (emotionally focused therapy), Gottman tools of communication and other supports of a goal oriented program.