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Psychological Conditions

People struggling with some type of psychological condition(s), i.e. feeling sad, lonely, stressed, angry, overwhelmed, suicidal, unable to stop drinking/drug use, experience a range of challenges. One challenge in particular is feeling helpless. That is, regardless of what you do nothing seems to change. Depending on how long a person struggles, it is common that person loses hope that they will change/feel different. Experiencing psychological conditions can be devastating and life altering. When you break a bone, the treatment is straightforward. With disturbing emotions and self-destructive behaviors, it is normal to feel confused about what will help. My approach is to use state of the art methods and share with you what I believe will make a difference. Initially, my focus is on building a trusting relationship where you feel safe sharing with me what is on your heart and mind. I will guide you through a healing process that will result in your experiencing hope that your life can change. By taking small steps, you will believe that change is not only possible, but that you may be able to live in a way that is beyond your expectations.


Below are some examples of conditions I treat:

  • Extreme sadness, depression, anger, or clinical conditions like: Major Depressive Disorder, Cyclothymia, Dysthymia or Bipolar Disorder (Bipolar disorder is a condition I frequently work with in my practice).

  • Recovery from the loss of a family member, friend or pet.

  • Treatment for addiction to drugs, alcohol, prescription medication, nicotine.

  • Treatment for what is called a dual diagnosis – someone who has an addiction to drugs/alcohol and a mental illness like depression, anxiety.

  • Treatment of anxiety (feeling worried, overwhelmed, fearful, irritable) and the experience of panic attacks.

  • Treatment of insomnia – trouble falling asleep, getting back to sleep when waking during the night and/or waking much earlier than normal and unable to fall back to sleep.

  • Coping with trauma (i.e. car accidents) and symptoms related to experiencing abuse (physical, sexual or emotional) at any stage over the lifespan.

  • General sense of worthlessness, being overly self-critical and feeling lonely.

  • Dealing with issues related to parents and siblings.

  • Relationship difficulties (i.e. personal, work related or your children’s teachers/coaches).

  • Learning to deal effectively with aging parents.

  • Coping with someone who has a drug or alcohol addiction
    (when you are what they call the co-alcoholic/codependent).

  • Helping with the consequences of growing up in a home where there was alcoholism and/or addiction to drugs.

Click Here for Alcohol & Drug Addiction Resources.

Click Here for Depression & Bipolar Disorder Resources.


"There are blessings, many blessings that can come from an illness like depression or alcoholism that leads to a lifelong battle with chronic emotional pain. In the midst of the darkness and the waves of despair that crash upon the shores of your consciousness, somehow you will find a place deep inside that speaks to you. This voice (light) will guide you through the perils of the healing process so that you ultimately become the person you always wanted to be."

Doug Jowdy, Ph.D.

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