DR. MORGAN McCOWAN, PsyD


Therapist

Pronouns: She / They
Locations: 
Andersonville & The Loop
Languages I Speak: English

Not Accepting New Clients

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Addiction, Alcohol Use & Substance Use
  • ADHD & Neurodivergence
  • Behavioral Issues, Emotional Disturbance & Teen Violence
  • Domestic Abuse & Violence
  • Family, Peer & Relationship Conflict
  • Gender Exploration, Expression & Identity Affirmation
  • Infidelity
  • Kink, Sex Positivity & Sex Work
  • Mood & Personality Disorders
  • Self-Esteem, Stress & Coping
  • Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation
  • Sexual Abuse & Violence
  • Social & Restorative Justice
  • Transgender & Transitioning
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Veterans Issues

CLIENTS I WORK WITH

  • Individuals (Adolescents, Adults, Seniors)
  • Families (Chosen, Family of Origin, Single Parents)
  • Relationships (Couples, Open, Polyamorous/Polycule, Pre-Marital, Separation/Divorce)

PHILOSOPHY

To me, healing necessarily occurs within the context of authentic relationships, particularly when healing from traumas, be they interpersonal, collective, and/or systemic. As a queer clinician, I am passionate about providing affirming and empowering care that honors clients’ unique resilience, adaptability, and sociocultural values. Using a relational-cultural lens, I enjoy taking a collaborative and strengths-based approach, curiously and compassionately exploring with clients all aspects of their identities, relationships, and experiences of the world. I strive to hold a grounding space for clients to find safety within their own bodies and minds, while remaining sensitive to the impact of intersecting systems of oppression, which also necessitates my own ongoing self-reflection, accountability, and community-connectedness.

THERAPY WITH ME

I take a very collaborative and affirming approach to therapy, connecting with clients where they are at and working together towards their self-identified goals. I engage with each client through a uniquely tailored and trauma-informed lens to support them in understanding their symptoms and coping behaviors within the context of their past experiences and survival adaptations. I believe that healing occurs within relationships and so often use here-and-now dynamics within the therapeutic relationship to build insight with clients into their interpersonal patterns and the relational cycles in their lives. To me, a successful therapy session leaves clients feeling heard, validated, and empowered to show up for themselves, others, and their communities in healthy ways. Therapy, from my perspective, is at its best when both client and therapist can show up authentically in the room as humans oriented towards curiosity and mutual growth.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

License:

  • Clinical Psychologist Candidate
    Practicing under the supervision of Dr. Leesa Contorino, PsyD-L (License No. 071010237)

Degrees:

  • PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Adler University
  • MA in Clinical Psychology, Adler University
  • BA in International Studies, DePaul University

TYPES OF THERAPY

Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT), Body-Mind Psychotherapy, Breathwork, Culturally Sensitive Therapy, Developmental Psychology, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Holistic Psychotherapy, Humanistic Psychology (Humanism), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy), Process Oriented Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Relational Cultural Therapy (RCT), Relationship Enhancement Therapy, Self-Acceptance Training, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy (SBT), Structural Family Therapy, Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Trauma Informed Therapy.