Overcome Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Head Injury, and Much More with Our Fast Results Neurofeedback

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Fear, PTSD, Tehachapi, Uncategorized, Worry

Our select clients receive the very best of today’s technologies, discoveries in neurology, performance coaching, and counseling strategies. Our system of high performance neurofeedback is a completely natural process, restoring our client’s feelings of clarity, focus, peace, and sleep. Our brains can get stuck in repetitive, even ritualized behavior patterns. We can get stuck in bad attitudes, believing lies about ourselves, and destructive habits. While talking therapy, or psychotherapy, may be helpful in some ways at addressing these problems, High … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiOvercome Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Head Injury, and Much More with Our Fast Results Neurofeedback

How To Battle Holiday-Related Stress And Depression

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiAnxiety, Depression, Uncategorized

by guest author Jane Moore of FitWellTraveller.com The holidays can be a stressful time for most of us, but for those who battle depression or seasonal mood disorders, this time of year can be devastating. Anxiety can creep in at any time, from shopping trips in busy, crowded stores to traffic jams on packed highways. It’s important to remember to practice self-care, but it’s also imperative to change your way of thinking a bit when the holidays roll around and … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiHow To Battle Holiday-Related Stress And Depression

What To Say, and What Not to Say, When Someone Has Died

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiChristian Counseling, Depression, Fear, Tehachapi, Uncategorized

Our words are powerful – they can bring “life” or “death, “ “blessings” or “curses.” It is so very important for us to learn to speak in the language of the Kingdom of God. For so many years we learned how to speak the language of the kingdom or darkness, or secularism, or fatalism. But in order for us to represent the Kingdom of Light, Life, and Freedom – and to speak to others on behalf of the Great King … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiWhat To Say, and What Not to Say, When Someone Has Died

ADHD Testing in Tehachapi

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiADHD, Uncategorized

Getting Focused on the New School Year in Tehachapi Every year, shortly after school starts here in Tehachapi, there is a lot of activity among teachers and parents about children who have a difficult time staying focused, or staying seated, in the classroom setting. So the question naturally comes up, “Does the child have ADHD?” So how do professionals figure out if a child has ADHD or is just immature, or has a different set of problems? Lots of things … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiADHD Testing in Tehachapi

Cowan to Speak at Bear Valley Spring 4th of July Celebration

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Doug Cowan to speak in Bear Valley Springs

Doug Cowan has been asked to be the speaker at the first ever church service to be held at Cub Lake as a part of the Bear Valley Springs annual 4th of July weekend celebration. The topic of his sermon will be, “In God We Trust.” The service begins at 9:00 AM with music, and Dr. Cowan will speak at 10:00 AM. Doug and Susie Cowan lead The Living Room, a ministry to Tehachapi, and Doug Cowan is also a … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiCowan to Speak at Bear Valley Spring 4th of July Celebration

The Real Truth Behind the Lies That We Believe

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiAnxiety, Christian Counseling, Tehachapi, Uncategorized, Worry

a list of lies

Improving Your Life Today, By Getting Rid of the Lies that We Believe From Our May 2016 Newsletter Having been a pastor and a professional therapist in Bear Valley Springs, Tehachapi, and Bakersfield for over 25 years, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with some really great people. One of my favorites is Sherry Rose, a pastoral counselor in Bakersfield, and a good friend of mine. She has written a new book, a 30 day devotional titled … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiThe Real Truth Behind the Lies That We Believe

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DEPRESSION : COUNSELING TEHACHAPI NOTES

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiChristian Counseling, Depression, Teenagers, Tehachapi, Uncategorized

depression tehachapi therapy

HERE ARE 10 IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DEPRESSION 1. Depression is a pervasive and persistent sadness or low mood, causing feelings of low self-esteem, and loss of interest or pleasure in enjoyable activities. It is disabling to people. It impacts one’s sleeping, eating, work, school work, mood – everything. Anti-depressants alone help 33% of people, but 67% also require counseling with a professional therapist, counselor, or psychologist. About 20 million people suffer from some form of Depression … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling Tehachapi10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DEPRESSION : COUNSELING TEHACHAPI NOTES

Depression Treatment Seminar Handouts for Tehachapi

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiDepression, Guilt Shame, PTSD, Seminar Handouts, Uncategorized

depression and self-injury

Download and Print this Seminar Handout in PDF Format: Understanding Depression PDF Douglas Cowan is a Marriage and Family Therapist providing professional counseling to Tehachapi and Bakersfield, CA.   Overcoming Depression Leads to being more sensitive to being triggered again Major Symptoms: Activation of Stress Hormones, Over-Activation of Sympathetic Nervous System Rhythmic Patterns to the Depression are common Biology of Depression: Neuro-Transmitters Neuro-Anatomy: Reptilian – regulations of body functions Limbic System – emotions, stress hormones Cortex – complex processing of … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiDepression Treatment Seminar Handouts for Tehachapi

Improve Your Child’s Sleep, Focus, Concentration with This Digital Fast

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiADHD, Christian Counseling, Teenagers, Tehachapi, Uncategorized

Sometimes in order to get healthy we need to fast. Fasting can include foods, or a number of other things that we like. In the section to follow I am going to suggest that part of getting our children and teenagers with ADHD healthy is going to require that they fast from their Digital world for a few weeks. For our children, teenagers, and young adults the digital world is almost as important to them as food and sleep. In … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiImprove Your Child’s Sleep, Focus, Concentration with This Digital Fast

Emotions, Behaviors, and Beliefs

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiAbandonment, Anxiety, Christian Counseling, Depression, Fear, Rejection, Uncategorized

Emotions are funny things. Sometimes it seems as if emotions have a life of their own. They sometimes nourish us, and refresh our hearts. And sometimes they act as our masters and have enslaved us to them. Some emotions are generated purely by the brain. People suffering from anxiety attacks, panic attacks, and major depressive episodes are well aware of this. Anxiety can cause feelings of dread, inner turmoil, fear of the future, and great worry. Depression is a pervasive … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiEmotions, Behaviors, and Beliefs

10 Power Tools to Overcome Stress | Counseling Tehachapi

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiADHD, Anxiety, Christian Counseling, Depression, Fear, Seminar Handouts, Teenagers, Tehachapi, Uncategorized, Worry

stress article image

Stress at Work : Causes Customers, co-workers, and real life Can we do more with less and not break? When Stress Comes : What is Happening to Me? What is the “fight, flight, or freeze” response? Physical, emotional, and cognitive responses to stress, immediate and long-term Release of Adrenalin, Cortisol, and elevated Cholesterol Power Tools to Manage and Over-come Stress Seeking Peace : “All men desire peace, but very few desire those things that make for peace.” Breathing and relaxation … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling Tehachapi10 Power Tools to Overcome Stress | Counseling Tehachapi

Jesus or Judas: Who Are You Most Like?

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Judas or Jesus

Here are my thoughts from my radio program “The Living Room” heard on KAXL 88.3 Life FM on Sunday January 11, 2015. The entire article is posted on our church website at http://TheLivingRoom.info. And join us Sunday evenings for The Living Room Radio program on KAXL. We can compare the person of our Lord Jesus Christ with the person of Judas Iscariot. What we see in John chapter 12 is that Jesus has raised Lazarus from the dead. Mary, Martha, … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiJesus or Judas: Who Are You Most Like?

Concierge Medical Office in Bakersfield “The Practice”

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The Practice Bakersfield

On Wednesdays I drive down from Tehachapi to provide Christian counseling services at “The Practice,” which is a concierge medical practice led by Jan Mensink, M.D. The whole concept of Concierge Medicine or Pre-Paid Medical Offices was just foreign to me, but the more I see it in operation, and the more I learn about it, but more I really like it. For a reasonable monthly fee (from $69/month to $139/month) you can become a “member” of this doctor’s practice, … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiConcierge Medical Office in Bakersfield “The Practice”

About Our Bakersfield Counseling Office at The Practice

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiUncategorized

It has been a great opportunity to spend my Wednesdays in Bakersfield providing counseling services at The Practice. The Practice is a “Pre-Paid” or “Concierge” Medical Practice that was started by Dr. Jan Mensink two years ago, and it has rapidly grown into one of the largest “Membership Medical Offices” in California.  “Membership Medical” is the phrase that I use to describe how his practice works – as it is a new concept to me, although it has been around … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiAbout Our Bakersfield Counseling Office at The Practice

Space Ship Two : We Are So Very Sorry

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiChristian Counseling, Uncategorized

spaceship2

Our hearts and our prayers go out to the families of the two pilots aboard Space Ship 2 today. This is an unbelievably painful day for the families, as well as for all of the “Scaled” family. Many of my friends who work at Scaled Composites watched from the ground as the engine exploded. The cause of the crash has not yet been absolutely determined, and the NTSB will take its time to investigate. Mojave is not far from our … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiSpace Ship Two : We Are So Very Sorry

5 Great Reasons to Bring Your ADHD Child or Teen to Counseling

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiADHD, Anxiety, Christian Counseling, Depression, Teenagers, Tehachapi, Uncategorized

I recently wrote about this on the ADHD Information Library at http://newideas.net and I thought I’d bring the article over here to my personal site for counseling in Tehachapi. I sat in my car waiting for my son to get out of his drama class in Tehachapi, and I read an article about ADHD kids and the treatments that they receive, or don’t receive. The point of the article was that even though most kids diagnosed with ADHD will receive … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling Tehachapi5 Great Reasons to Bring Your ADHD Child or Teen to Counseling

On Being in God’s Family Business

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiChristian Counseling, Uncategorized

I’ve just written an brief article for our church in Tehachapi – The Living Room – from John chapter eight on the theme of Jesus being in “the family business” of giving Light, Life, and Freedom. And “in Christ” we are also God’s sons, and are in the “family business” too. We are to bring light, and life, and freedom to people and situations around us. We are to be “Life Givers” just as our Father is a life giver. … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiOn Being in God’s Family Business

Rise in Stimulant Meds for ADHD Among Adults

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiUncategorized

I just wrote a quick article on the number of adults who are prescribed ADHD medications, and the rise in stimulant use for ADHD treatment among young adults in the US. http://newideas.net/adhd-stimulant-use-rise-among-adults at the ADHD Information Library and for our ADHD newsletter. Douglas Cowan, Psy.D. is a Marriage and Family Therapist providing professional therapy and Christian counseling services in Tehachapi and Bakersfield, CA. He is also the Clinical Editor of the ADHD Information Library with over 220 articles on Attention … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiRise in Stimulant Meds for ADHD Among Adults

500 Classroom Interventions for ADHD

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiADHD, Teenagers, Uncategorized

The new school year is beginning, and I want to connect you with a great resource for parents and teachers to help your ADHD students to be more successful this year. http://ADDinSchool.com has been online for years with over 500 classroom interventions contributed from classroom teachers, school psychologists, and from my own folders and files collected over the years. There are separate sections for Elementary School classrooms and Secondary School classrooms. We’ve just recently re-done the website so it is … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling Tehachapi500 Classroom Interventions for ADHD

John 8 Teaching on the Woman Caught in Adultery

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiChristian Counseling, Guilt Shame, Rejection, Uncategorized

The Living Room is the name of the ministry that we lead in Tehachapi, CA. We often meet in our home, and once a month we meet at Central Park in Tehachapi. Not long ago I taught on the passage of The Woman Caught in Adultery, who was brought to Jesus. Since we were meeting at the Park I didn’t want to teach for a long time, so I have recorded my complete thoughts in a 55 minute teaching that … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiJohn 8 Teaching on the Woman Caught in Adultery

Two Types of ADHD : Simplified

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ADHD Infographic Two Types of ADHD

A simplified way to look at the different types of ADHD. From the ADHD Information Library at Newideas.net. If we reduce ADHD to its two simplest “types” we get a Hypo-Active type and a Hyper-Active type. I discuss six different types of ADHD at the ADHD Information Library website here, but to keep things as simple as possible let’s look at just two types. In general the HypoActive type is slower moving, often late, “hurry up and get ready,” passive, … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiTwo Types of ADHD : Simplified

Lies That We Believe

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Lies that we believe

Download and Print: Lies That We Believe Douglas Cowan is a Marriage and Family Therapist providing professional counseling to Tehachapi and Bakersfield, CA.

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiLies That We Believe

Anxiety, Worry, and Fear : Seminar Handout

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anxiety

Download and Print this Anxiety Seminar in PDF Format Here Understanding and Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, and Fear Sponsored by: of Dr. Jan Mensink, M.D. Douglas Cowan, Psy.D., M.S. Marriage and Family Counselor Director of Ministry at 88.3 “Life FM”       Anxiety, Worry, or Fear   Whenever there is stress, a certain amount of “anxiety” is expected. But for some people the anxiety can become excessive, and come at unpredictable times. When this anxiety becomes uncontrollable, and negatively impacts … Read More

Douglas Cowan Psy.D., Counseling TehachapiAnxiety, Worry, and Fear : Seminar Handout