Christine McGowan

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS

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(848) 222-3823

Christine McGowan

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS


Location

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Live Well Counseling
20 Hadley Ave
2nd Floor
Toms River, NJ 08753
(848) 222-3823

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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor experienced working with varied issues and populations. At your initial appointment, we will spend time exploring the issues you'd like to address and your goals for your future. We'll begin planning how we can accomplish these goals together during therapy. My aim is for you to leave your first appointment feeling comfortable in the therapeutic setting and hopeful about reaching the goals you have set.
I practice cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and incorporate solution-focused and existential models into treatment. I also practice brainspotting and EMDR. I have experience working with trauma/PTSD, addiction, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder(OCD) and mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder. I have experience working with veterans.
I specialize in trauma/PTSD. Trauma symptoms often emerge as anxiety, depression, anger, shame, and feelings of being disconnected from others following trauma(s). Trauma survivors commonly describe feeling like something bad is about to happen almost constantly. Oftentimes, I combine CBT and brainspotting to quickly target these symptoms.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150+
Pay By: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BCBS | BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Beacon | Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • GHI
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: New Jersey / 37PC00538500

Location

Live Well Counseling
20 Hadley Ave
2nd Floor
Toms River, NJ 08753
(848) 222-3823
Ask about video sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Brainspotting
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020

Christine McGowan

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS