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 August 2016, she has provided direct patient care and milieu education to nursing staff regarding behavioral management and therapeutic communication for patients with eating disorders, CBT, and DBT all in collaboration with nursing leadership.
Dr. McGowens’ expertise includes working with children, adolescents, and adults with various mental and behavioral health concerns. She provides with individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Her therapeutic background is in CBT, DBT, behavioral modification, conflict resolution, adolescent trauma, and substance use.
Dr. McGowens’ research interests range from understanding parental involvement with young children in preparation for kindergarten and beyond, to the effects of divorce on young African-American children, to feeding issues with children and the effects of eating disorders, to and obesity in the African-American population.
PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology