Dr. McGowens is the clinical coordinator for the partial hospitalization program at The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt. She earned a Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology (emphasis on family and children) from the Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology located in Emeryville, California.
Since 2008, Dr. McGowens has provided direct patient care for patients with eating disorders and comorbid mental health diagnoses. Her therapeutic background is in CBT, DBT (skill based), behavioral modification, conflict resolution, adolescent trauma, and substance use. Since 2016, she has provided milieu education about behavioral management and therapeutic communication for patients with eating disorders to nursing staff with collaboration of nursing leadership.
Dr. McGowens’ research interests include understanding parental involvement within the span of child development and raising children, as well as interests in feeding issues, the effects of eating disorders, and obesity in people of color.
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology