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

Dr. Carla McGowan, Counselor/Life Coach

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Offers remote services
Offers remote services
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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 am located in the Dallas area and offer in person and remote sessions. I don't take insurance and am only private pay.
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Ruby F.
2 weeks ago
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My Fiancé and I recently got engaged. We are planning to get married early next year. We have always talked about doing marriage counseling before getting married. We were seeking a professional, Christian and experienced licensed marriage counselor that would be a good fit for us. We prayed about it and God sent us and directed us to Carla. Our first couples counseling session was great. Carla is attentive to details and very helpful. We are looking forward to our next sessions. If you are considering hiring Dr. Carla McGowan give it a try and see for yourself. She is an amazing person!
Marriage and Relationship Counseling
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Damar D.
May 26, 2022
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Dr. McGowan is great! I would highly recommend her and I have already recommended her to a couple of my friends and family. I sought out Dr. McGowan for marriage counseling and I love how she incorporates scriptures and implement them within a marriage. She’s amazing!
Marriage and Relationship Counseling
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Janelle A.
Feb 15, 2022
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I thank God for Carla. I was in a very dark place when I called her. Feeling at the ends of my ropes early one morning, I began crying and praying to God. I asked Him to please help me choose someone who actually cares, someone who has a real relationship with Him, and someone that He can use to help me. Scrolling through all the councilors and life coaches, Carla’s portfolio stuck out and resonated with me. I sent her a short summary of what was going on in my life. I was very surprised to see that she responded so quickly. I could tell that something was different about Carla after our first session. I didn’t want to give up what little hopes I had, so I waited for the second session. There it was again. The peace of the Lord surrounded me every time we spoke. I felt overjoyed that the Lord lead me to someone who was genuinely walking with Him. That meant that He was reaching out to me. A beam of light in darkness. The past five years of my life, has been the most difficult. Chronic nerve pain constantly radiated throughout both thighs, down to my feet. Movement had to be very limited, brushing my teeth could cause more pain. This left me bedbound/ wheelchair bound. I wasn’t able to take care of myself, yet alone my three kids. During this time my father and mother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer, both passed away within a year of each other. Losing two important people in my life, during a difficult time of my life, added to the pain that I was already in. Time and time again, I was disappointed, marital problems, mother problems, and financial problems. I withdrew from life. I picked up bad habits. I buried my head in books, playing games or watching movies on my phone, and avoiding everyone and everything. I isolated myself because I felt that I was alone in this difficult time of my life. It felt like no one truly cared, and I was left to deal with this all by myself. Life was so hard and dark, I was just trying to get through each day. Which lead me to that morning. When I say thank God for Carla, I mean “Thank God for Carla.” Little by little God has used Carla in amazing ways to lead me back to Him. It’s amazing that, just talking to someone who genuinely cares, can make such an impact. Carla is an amazing woman of the Lord. She is kind, compassionate, loving, caring, and knowledgeable. She is so easy to talk to, it’s like talking to an old friend that genuinely cares and sincerely wants to help. She is honest and directs you to the truth, out of love. Always encouraging you and helping you grow in many areas at the same time, yet moving at your pace. She is equipped with a big heart, listening ears, wisdom from the Lord, and a desire to see you healed, and growing into the person, position, and place of your purpose. Carla asked me to do something for myself. Because I lost all interest in everything, I honestly couldn’t think about something I could do for me. She suggested reading the Bible, if that was something that I was interested in. I’m grateful to God that I took her suggestion. God has made my life lighter and brighter again. He has filled me with joy, love, and hope again. I am so grateful for the work He is doing in me, and also in my life, and the life of my loved ones. I’m excited to see how God continues to change and transform me! Thank you, Carla, for helping me grow. You are such an amazingly special person! To wake up with joy and hope again, to honestly laugh, is a true blessing from the Lord.
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Tess M.
Feb 9, 2022
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Carla has been such a blessing. My significant other and I were having relationships issues and reached out to her guidance. We immediately felt comfortable with sharing some of our most personal issues. Our communication and overall relationship has improved drastically. There were times we needed immediate appointments and she was there for us, same day. Also, never judge mental. We couldn’t imagine where would we be if we didn’t have her help and support.
Marriage and Relationship Counseling
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Debbie S.
Jan 6, 2022
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We found the right Counselor for our needs! We talked about seeking help for months but where apprehensive and had no idea what to look for or where to start. We just had our second Zoom session and we couldn’t be more pleased. Dr. Carla put us at ease straight away. She listens, she asks thoughtful and thought-provoking questions, and shares her vast counseling knowledge. For us, she ties it to Holy Scripture, something important to us. The guidance she provides allows us to take big or little steps in working towards better communications, our primary goal. We’ve seen a difference in a short time and feel we’re on the path towards God’s will for us individually, and as a couple. Dr. Carla has been such a blessing!
Marriage and Relationship Counseling
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge $120 a session for individuals and couples for coaching. My sessions run 55 minutes to an hour. I don't take insurance and am only private pay.

  • 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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