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Dr. Carla McGowan Counselor/ Master Life Coach
Dr. Carla McGowan Counselor/ Master Life Coach

Dr. Carla McGowan Counselor/ Master Life Coach

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Introduction: I am a pastoral counselor with a doctorate degree in Christian counseling and a personal transformation, mindset and relationship coach. I specialize in relationships and and personal transformation. I love to help people discover their God-given purpose and help them develop their full potential so that they can fulfill their own unique calling. I work with uncovering self-limiting beliefs and reprogram them into positive ones. I also work with my clients toward their own unique and specific goals by helping them create an action plan and hold them accountable to achieve their goals. I help people with communication skills, conflict resolution, and help people through life‘s challenges and transitions. I have also helped many couples over the years resolve their issues, create healthy boundaries and help them learn to love each other unconditionally. My work is primarily with adults so I do not work with children. I don't take insurance and am only private pay.

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Hired 61 times

Serves Plano, TX

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8 years in business

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Exceptional 5.0

32 reviews


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Rob W.

Marriage and Relationship Counseling

Dr. Carla McGowan provided excellent care for me and my fiancé through couples therapy. Dr. McGowan quickly identified our sensitivities and wounds to help us understand ourselves and each other. Dr. McGowan also provided us with great techniques that benefit us daily. As long as a couple wants to put in the work, we feel any cookie will improve their relationship with Dr. McGowan’s style of therapy. She’s sincere, kind, smart, and provides great guidance and tools for her patients who want to communicate better and improve trust and intimacy. We really appreciated Dr. McGowan’s expertise, work ethic, and results. And we think you will appreciate her too.
Jan 29, 2021
Daniel R.

Life Coaching

I came to Dr. McGowen with an urgent and specific goal of change I wanted. I wasn't really sure what to expect from a "Life Coach", but it didn't matter. In the inteterview I was able to explain what outcome I was looking for and she was able to hear it and provide the type of coaching I needed. It took a total of 5 weeks for me to get to the point I was wanting to reach. Dr McGowan essentially worked herself out of a job with her precise and focused input, feedback, and instruction! She is now my go to person for change.
Mar 20, 2021
Robert D.

Marriage and Relationship Counseling

Great experience. Provided practical tools my wife and I could use on a daily basis to better our relationship.
Mar 27, 2021
Miguel R.

Marriage and Relationship Counseling

Easy to talk to. Very intuitive regarding my situation. Non judge mental approach allowed me to appreciate and ope up in the safe space created.
Jan 8, 2021
Jennifer G.

Spiritual Counseling

I have working with Carla for a few months now and she is AMAZING! Our first conversation she picked up a lot about my family which took my previous counselor a couple of months to pick up. She noticed the lies I was believing about myself and has taught me to see them as well and has given me the tools to fight them. After each session ends I feel so much better and say, "I love my Counselor."
Nov 20, 2020
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Carla Mcgowan


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I work on a sliding scale with my clients at this time.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I am interested in getting to the root of the problems my clients are facing and not merely deal with the symptoms of those problems. I help my clients understand the motivation for their behavior and bring self-awareness so that they can consciously make the choice to change whatever they need and want to change about themselves, their lives and their relationships. I also help my clients make goals and help them take action, as coaching is forward thinking. With couples, I help them have a deep understanding of their own thoughts and emotions and then help them have that same understanding of their partner. I help them through conflict resolution and help them solve their differences and learn to love each other unconditionally by practicing a lifestyle of great communication and forgiveness.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a Doctorate in Christian Counseling and have several certifications as a Life and Relationship Coach. I have been a counselor and coach for the last 7 years and have worked with hundreds of people as a trainer at the Life Enrichment and Marriage Boot Camps.

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