Adam Cowan, M.A.
Hi, I’m Adam.
I know that entering therapy can be difficult and scary! I am passionate about building trust and forming relationships with clients so that they can walk the difficult path to healing and growth.
I was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and upon graduating High School I joined the United States Marine Corps. During my time in the Marines I was deployed twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan, and it was those tours of duty that sparked my passion for helping diverse people. After completing my contract, I studied at the University of New Mexico and served as an assistant pastor, missions director, and worship leader for over 8 years. My time in this position opened my eyes to the great need for empathic and professional counseling. As my passion continued to grow for helping victims of abuse and trauma, I worked as a case manager for the Department of Social services, investigating reports of abuse and neglect. In 2017, I began the path to become a licensed counselor by enrolling in the Masters of Counseling Program at Gordon-Conwell.
M.A. in Christian Counseling
B.A. in Latin American Studies
American Counseling Association
My previous clinical experience involves working with adolescent victims of child abuse and neglect at a local children’s home. During this experience I utilized a non-directive approach in helping facilitate healing. In addition, I applied principles of Narrative therapy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I have a specific passion for working with multiethnic and multicultural populations, as well as veterans, adolescents, children, and men. I value a client-centered approach and employ principles of Narrative Therapy, Attachment focused therapies, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
My absolute favorite activity is spending time with my wife and two boys, ages 2 and 4. We love all things outdoors including hiking, biking, swimming, and going to the lake. I am an avid runner and find that some of the most clarity happens during and after a good run. My Christian faith also plays an important role in my life and has inspired my life’s mission of promoting reconciliation.
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