Adam Cowan, LPC/A

“Happiness is not a gift that someone else can give you, it is not even something you can get for yourself; it just happens as a byproduct of living well. Living well doesn’t usually mean taking the easy way out.  

-From Undoing Depression by Richard O’Connor

Background

I was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. As is common among teenage males, I struggled to be motivated or engaged in High School academics. I longed for adventure and to spend time away from what I considered tedious and impractical. For these reasons, I joined the Marine Corps out of High School. During my time in the service, I was deployed twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. Following my service, I returned to school and spent 9 years working in churches as a youth and young adult pastor. In conjunction with beginning graduate training as a therapist, I worked as an investigative case worker for Child Protective Services.

Experience

·       Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (South Carolina)

·       M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Gordon-Conwell (CACREP)

·       B.A. in Latin American Studies, The University of New Mexico

·       Certified Child Welfare Specialist, SCDSS

·       American Counseling Association (Professional Member)

I specialize in treating pre-adolescents, adolescents, and men dealing with anxiety, OCD, ADHD, ODD, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, anger struggles, emotional dysregulation, and poor peer relationships. I also work a great deal doing parental consultation to help parents build coherent parenting plans, change systemic cycles, lead behavior change, and repair parent-child relationships.

I am primarily a cognitive behavioral therapist who integrates Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Parent-Management Training.

I was interviewed for an article on male depression In Health Links Magazine. You can find the article here.

Personal Qualities

My primary passion is working to become the best husband and father that I can be. I have been married for 14 years and we have two boys. In my free time, I love sports, hiking, camping, running, and any type of adventure.

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