With over three decades of clinical experience, Dr. Bowers strongly believes that one therapeutic approach doesn’t fit all. Dr. Bowers primarily identifies herself as a cognitive/behavioral psychologist, and has been influenced by many other effective modalities, and uses them frequently.
Dr. Bowers believes in being very engaged in the therapeutic process, which means making recommendations, assigning homework and suggesting adjunct practices towards creating a holistic approach to healing.
Dr. Bowers has been trained extensively in such mind/body practices as yoga, meditation, guided imagery, emotional freedom technique and hypnosis. The mind and body are one, and Dr. Bowers blends not only her psychological training, but the holistic practices in the therapy as well. Dr. Bowers believes that in order to be functioning optimally, the mind, body and spirit need to be in alignment with the greatest health possible.
Practical, effective therapy should be researched based and reasonably short-term. While it’s hard to say how long the average length of therapy should be, Dr. Bowers strives to make each visit results oriented, and hopes that even after the first session, clients will feel that it was beneficial.
“If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may face a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” -Mary Pickford