My name is Angela McDowell. I have been providing counseling services since 1991, specializing in substance abuse treatment. I also offer mental health counseling and provide Christian counseling when requested. My counseling approach is client-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy. I offer individual, couple, and family therapy, seeing children (over age 5), adolescents, and adults. Growth and change are continual processes, involving work outside of therapy. At times, "homework assignments" are given.
My credentials include: Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling with a Substance Abuse specialization from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. I continue my professional growth through attendance at trainings/workshops and by self-study (reading related materials).
Professional Memberships include:
American Counseling Association
Illinois Counseling Association
Lewis & Clark Chapter of the Illinois Counseling Association
River Bend Growth Association
Alton Main Street Association
American Mental Health Counselor’s Association
Illinois Mental Health Counselor’s Association