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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 75 times

Serves Plano, TX

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8 years in business

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Exceptional 5.0

36 reviews


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Leslie E.

Marriage and Relationship Counseling

We have had two sessions so far and are happy with our choice to invest in our marriage with Carla as our marriage coach.
Jun 1, 2021
Shane F.

Life Coaching

I am so grateful to be working with Carla! She thoroughly listens to what I am saying, and constructively helps me to build the right path leading forward. She has great intuition and understanding, and speaks the truth in love. I respect and I am grateful for her servant leadership, and for her life coaching and counseling. I would highly recommend Dr. McGowan to those who are searching for answers, and finding it difficult to know in their heart what they are.
Apr 18, 2021
Natalie W.

Marriage and Relationship Counseling

We had a great several sessions with Dr. Carla. Really great in that we felt we made breakthroughs in our relationship quickly thanks to her. You cannot go wrong with her! She was neutral and moderated so many conversations that were severely lacking in our marriage. Thank you immensely Dr. Carla!
Apr 17, 2021
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
Lea A.

Me and my fiancé had a few sessions with Carla and thought she was great! She has a very calm, understanding and professional manner. Plus she had more than enough advice that ended up helping us on all our relationship issues. I would definitely recommend Carla, she’s wonderful!
Jun 20, 2021
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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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