Melvin D Dowdy, PhD, MDiv, MA, Psychologist in Richmond
As you consider a therapist search for someone who seems to value the things you value, someone who will want to support your life goals; listen to your own sense of who can get your started on the road to healing, recovery, or flourishing; focus on your need to understand what you really want and how to start getting more out of your life. I take time with my clients to be sure we have the right fit and that we know you are in the right place in the first few sessions.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and certified pastoral counselor with 46 years of clinical experience. I focus on the client's experience as they live today - what's working, not working, what's missing, & how to live a more attentive, mindful life that is very honest about their values.
Clients schedule appointments through email or by calling my office. I no longer accept direct payment from insurance companies but am willing to assist with appropriate forms. My fee is set on a sliding scale ranging from $50 - $120. I practice primarily on Tuesdays, 9am to 6 pm.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Melvin D Dowdy now - (804) 621-0992


  • Years in Practice: 46 Years
  • School: PhD - Duke University
  • Year Graduated: 1976
  • License No. and State: 0810001039 Virginia


  • Avg Cost (per session): $50 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Paypal

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Association of Pastoral Counselors / Diplomate: #323
  • Certificate Date: 1967
  • Degree: Duke University / M.Div.
  • Year graduated: 1970
  • Degree: University of Virginia / MA - Clinical Ethics
  • Year graduated: 1995



  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Medical Ethics Decision Making
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Gestalt
  • Interpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2017
Melvin D Dowdy, PhD, MDiv, MA, Psychologist in Richmond

Melvin D Dowdy

Psychologist, PhD, MDiv, MA