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Amy McGowan,


Amy McGowan


Lehigh Valley



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About Amy McGowan

Hi, I’m Amy, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Pennsylvania. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology from Lehigh University and a master’s degree in School Counseling from Kutztown University. I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years.

My Experience

I have worked in various therapeutic settings throughout my career, making my experience diverse. I have spent my time in residential and outpatient treatment facilities, community-based programs, and school settings as I supported children and adults with their mental health needs. I specialize in substance use disorder and helping individuals and families navigate addiction. I also have extensive experience helping others work through anxiety, depression, mood disorders, family issues, interpersonal conflicts, and various life stressors.

Therapeutic Approach

Everyone is unique, and their experience in therapy should be as well. While individualizing each therapy session, I approach every client with compassion and genuine care, as I want them to feel comfortable addressing their presenting problems. I work from a Cognitive Behavioral and Person-Centered approach, allowing each client to participate in their treatment actively. I like to focus on each client’s strengths, and will enable them to set reachable goals to improve their overall well-being. Supporting and empowering clients during each session is an important aspect of my therapeutic approach.

Substance Use Specialty

I obtained my CAADC while working with clients with co-occurring disorders as a Substance Abuse Specialist. I understand the struggle of addiction and utilize active listening, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral strategies to help clients address their addiction. This allows clients to make positive mental and behavioral changes as they create a better life for themselves and abstain from substance use.

I look forward to meeting you and working together in the future. 

PA License #PC012142

Amy McGowan Availability

Amy McGowan offers in-person counseling at the Emmaus, Lehigh Valley office and online counseling to anyone in Pennsylvania.

Amy McGowan's Specialties

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