Erin Bowman, PhD, HSPP
I believe strongly in the human potential to grow and adapt to change. As your therapist, I can help you identify your strengths and use them to create positive and lasting change in your life. Clients working with me can expect to be challenged to grow and learn about themselves in a warm and caring environment with the ultimate goal of feeling more empowered and better able to handle the stress that life often throws our way.
I offer individual, couples, and group counseling with adults and adolescents. My work integrates empowerment, mindfulness, cultural awareness, and evidence-based practices to help clients work through a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, stressful life situations, and issues related to gender and sexuality.
While I enjoy working with clients from all sorts of backgrounds, I have specific interest and expertise in working with LGBTQ+ individuals, trauma survivors, and veterans and military service members. I am trained in EMDR and other evidence-based therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
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Education & Training
Dr. Bowman completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology & Religious Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2000. She earned a Masters of Science in Counseling from Indiana University in 2004 and her PhD in Counseling Psychology with a focus on gender and multicultural counseling from Ball State University in 2008.
She worked previously at VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System, Ball State University Counseling Center, and Texas Tech University Student Counseling Center.
Dr. Bowman is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), a form of psychotherapy that treats the negative effects of trauma. “Trauma” is defined as any distressing event or experience that someone does not have the skills to deal with at the time of the event. Because we can’t fully process the event in the moment, some of the information can get "stuck" in our minds and our bodies. This “stuck” information then leads to problems such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, shame, etc. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation (lateral eye movements, sounds, or sensations) to reprocess distressing memories, thus “unsticking” the “stuck” trauma. EMDR is thought to work much like REM sleep and it is utilized to reprocess and resolve old memories on an emotional level in ways that traditional “talk therapy” cannot accomplish. Learn more about EMDR here.
Dr. Bowman is a verified practitioner through Psychology Today. Learn more about her approach here.
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