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Madeline McDowell, LPC

Madeline McDowell has completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is currently supervised by Michael Pollak, PCC-S, LICDC. She is interested in providing individual therapy to adolescents and adults experiencing peer and family relationships, depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, emotional dysregulation and many more. Examples of therapeutic interventions that she incorporates into treatment include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Madeline created and facilitates our College Mental Wellness Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

Madeline earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Master’s degree at John Carroll University. She is an active member of the American Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society for counseling students and professional counselors.

Testimonials/Reviews

"The program (Maddie McDowell, College Mental Wellness IOP) was a great group facilitator. I always felt safe and welcome in group. I am thankful for the experience I had in IOP. It taught me a lot and made me feel safe and accepted."
"The program (Maddie McDowell, College Mental Wellness IOP) was a great balance of individual input and professional help. The program made me feel comfortable and like my problems/concerns were valid."
"(Maddie McDowell, College Mental Wellness IOP)By far the easiest and smoothest IOP I’ve ever attended. I feel that going in depth with the skills we learned over a 7-week period really taught me all the skills I could learn to manage my mental and physical health, and that there is a lot of hope out there for me."
"(Maddie McDowell, College Mental Wellness IOP) Excellent communication from Maddie and the Behavioral Wellness Group. IOP has been such a caring community that has helped me out so much. The skills I have learned, I will be able to use for the rest of my life."
"(Maddie McDowell, Adolescent IOP Aftercare). I think the thing that was the best about this program was the wide range of skills we learned and how they were very applicable to what us as college students were going through at this point in our lives. I enjoyed this group so much more than I could’ve imagined and it truly has changed my life and improved my mental health so much. I genuinely felt cared for by Maddie and the rest of the group and looked forward to every time know I had them for support and that I had the ability to support them back. For one of the times, I realized I wasn’t alone in what I go through and am so thankful for this group. The skills we learned, and the structure of the group were both so good. I would recommend this group to anyone."
"Amazing therapists (Maddie McDowell, Adolescent IOP Aftercare). Extremely knowledgeable."
"This group (Maddie McDowell, College Mental Wellness IOP) was structured wonderfully!! The way the skills were taught was straight forward and easy to follow making the process of utilizing skills seamless. This group has truly changed my life. My outlook feels transformed and I feel far more equipped to hand the obstacles and challenges life throws at me"
"(Maddie McDowell, College Mental Wellness IOP) Facilitating an environment where we can meet people our age and in very similar situations that we can not only work on ourselves but also get and give advice from people who are genuinely invested in our group experience. Maddie is a such a kind, compassionate, and intelligent leader and I am very grateful I had the opportunity to be a part of her group. She is so good at what she does and makes you feel not only safe, but she continues to push you in a healthy way to be better!"
"(Maddie McDowell, College Mental Wellness IOP)Helping us feel comfortable and welcome in the group. Also, making goals and plan to reach them. It was a very welcoming environment and I am glad I joined because I am in a better place I was before."

The Behavioral Wellness Group is a counseling center providing therapy and behavioral health services and assessment including chemical dependency/drug addiction treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and other therapies. We also provide mental health or psychological assessments, and psychological,educational and bariatric testing. Providing services to the following communities in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake County: Cleveland, Ashtabula, Beachwood, Chardon, Concord, Eastlake, Euclid, Fairport, Geneva, Grand River, Highland Heights, Kirtland, Leroy, Lyndhurst, Madison, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, Painesville, Pepper Pike, Perry, Russell, Solon, South Euclid, Thompson, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, and Willowick, from our offices in Mentor, Ohio.