John McDowell, MA, LPC
A core desire in life is to be fully known and accepted. At the heart of being known is the need for full honesty with ourselves and others in the midst of growth in changing life experiences. Honesty with love and humility leads us into dynamic freedom. Many people hide their realities or internal struggles in shame, fear, and performance. John McDowell, a Licensed Professional Counselor, is writing a book on sex and connection, answering how to help individuals and couples thrive in intimate, challenging relationships. John helps clients unlock and practice this transformative mindset of honesty that then takes crucial steps further - embracing others on that same level of authenticity. John loves to help clients of all genders and ages to become their true selves and to live in harmony with others.
John involves Solution Focused, Emotionally Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral therapies to empower his clients to feel heard and seen. Then he equips them to flourish and work through their goals.
Whatever the issue at hand you are dealing with, there is hope. It can be nerve-racking and scary to begin the journey of self-reflection, growth and development but John believes in the healing and restoration of individuals, couples, and families!
John received his Masters of Education in School Counseling from Liberty University. Before this he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Music from the University of Virginia in 2009.
John moved to Colorado Springs three years ago after lifelong roots in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has been married to his loving, beautiful, and amazing wife, Charity for 10 years. Charity is a chef, so John is spoiled endlessly with amazing food! They both love to host friends for dinner, get outside, travel, and discover what lessons can be learned in each moment through the unexpected pieces of life.