John McDowell, MA, LPCC
John is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate with a Masters of Education in School Counseling degree from Liberty University. Before this he attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Music from the University of Virginia in 2009. His past career pursuits include school counselor, music director, film editor, real estate agent, youtuber, and public speaker.
“No man is a failure who has friends,” a quote from the film It’s a Wonderful Life is his enduring favorite reflection of his priorities. He has a gift to build and nourish authentically real relationships with friends and people. Humanities’ driving desire in life is to know others while becoming known and fully accepted. At the heart of being known is being fully honest with ourselves and others in the midst of our life experiences and challenges. Honesty leads us into dynamic freedom and John helps people discover and practice this transformative mindset.
Each person has a unique and valuable story. Unraveling this story in depth, within a safe and vivid environment, is part of the process to healthy personal growth and a better future. John emphasizes a Person-Centered Approach coupled with Solution Focused Therapy as well as other effective options like Music Therapy. Keeping a holistic, larger view is key, as people’s worth and change possibilities extend far beyond their issues or problems.
John moved to Colorado Springs three years ago after lifelong roots in Charlottesville, Virginia. The most important thing to know about John is his loving, beautiful, and amazing wife, Charity. 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 many unexpected hardships and challenges.