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Amy McGowan,



Lehigh Valley



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About Amy McGowan

Hi, I’m Amy (she/her), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CAADC).

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 and Specialties

I’ve worked in a variety of therapeutic settings throughout my career, making my experience diverse. I have spent time in residential and outpatient treatment facilities, community-based programs, and school settings, where I supported both children and adults.

I specialize in substance use disorder and can help you navigate addiction as an individual and in relation to your family.  I can also counsel you for anxiety, depression, mood disorders, family issues, interpersonal conflicts, and life stressors.

Approaching Therapy Together

Everyone is unique, and your experience in therapy should be as well.  I will individualize our therapy sessions and approach our time with compassion and genuine care.  My goal is to help you feel comfortable addressing your experiences and struggles. I am here to walk beside you.

My Techniques

The therapy techniques I am trained in and work from include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT),  Person-Centered therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

As my client, you can participate in your therapy actively at your own pace.  Together, we will discover your strengths and enable you to set reachable goals to improve your overall well-being. Supporting and empowering you during each session is an important aspect of therapy.

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 during sessions.  I have both the training and the experience to help you address your addiction.  I will partner with you to make positive mental and behavioral changes.  Together, we’ll aim to create a better life for you and help you abstain from substance use.

I look forward to meeting you and learning about your unique experiences that will help guide us toward the life you seek.

PA License #PC012142

Amy McGowan’s Availability

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

Amy McGowan's Specialties

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