Judith MacDowell, LCSW
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Judith MacDowell

Psychotherapy, LCSW

Judith MacDowell has more than 25 years of clinical experience. She applies a range of treatments to support clients through anxiety, depression, trauma, and other concerns. She believes that genuine engagement necessitates trust, compassion, and interactive communication.
Specialties
General Mental Health
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
Relationship Issues
Locations
Finances
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$140-200
Sliding Scale
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Cigna
Aetna
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Accepts Out-of-Network
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“I believe that a partnership with a client should reflect mutual respect, trust, and motivation.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
After doing inpatient, residential, and outpatient work, I transitioned to private practice to focus more on one-to-one relationships. My partnership with a client, while individualized, is always future- and solution-focused and strengths-based. I have multiple degrees and trainings that support my clinical work and behavioral focus, including neuro- and biofeedback, the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders, trauma-informed care, mindfulness, and interventions like CBT, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), solution-focused therapy, and more.
What should someone know about working with you?
Our initial session will be one of authentic engagement. We'll set priorities and establish a framework for trust, compassion, and goal-setting. The immediate challenges in your day-to-day life may be resolved in our initial sessions, working up to supportive tools and resources for a path to change. I offer interactive communication, guidance, and insight. I believe that a partnership with a client should reflect mutual respect, trust, and motivation for revealing your best self and establishing enhanced self-worth for an attainable, hopeful future.
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How does collaboration with other providers inform your work?
I welcome collaboration as it supports a mind-body approach to change and provides an integrated support plan for the client. My therapeutic work is often enhanced by client-chosen providers and interactions.
What advice would you give to someone who is hesitant to try therapy?
There are so many ways for us to show courage, strength, and resilience. Therapy is another mode of support and insight. Trust yourself to move forward and the decisions of how, when, and what the future holds are yours.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I'm excited that more people are pursuing therapy as a means of seeking an enhanced future. I'm also very interested in neuroscience, especially as it relates to client psychoeducation, which leads to greater awareness of mind-body integration. Behavior change through goal-setting and personalized tools becomes more meaningful when anxiety, depression, and stress are viewed in the context of the whole self.
“Behavior change through goal-setting and personalized tools becomes more meaningful when anxiety, depression, and stress are viewed in the context of the whole self.”
Interested in speaking with Judith?