Member Listing - Douglas Owen
First Name: Douglas
Last Name: Owen
Practice Name :
Address: 265 Racine Drive
Apartment/Suite : Suite 202
Phone: (910) 792-9888
Secondary Phone Number/Extension :
Fax: (910) 792-9883
Wheel Chair Accessible: Yes
Most including BC/BS NC, Medcost, PHCS, Medicaid and others.
Appointment Times: Monday -Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Weekends by special appointment
Areas of Specialization/Focus:
Adolescence through late adulthood (pre-geriatrics). Couple’s counseling, anger management, communication skills between partners or between parents and their children, men’s issues, work related issues, conflict between one’s Spiritual life and everyday life; pornography, gambling, shopping or other non-substance related addiction; relationship issues that seem to repeat; family of origin issues and many others. Traditional therapeutic issues of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, etc. are also areas of expertise.
Doug Owen is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. He holds graduate degrees in the fields of Counseling and in Theology. This gives him the unique ability to view and respond to problems from either a religious/spiritual perspective, from a purely psychological perspective, or from a perspective that embraces the best of both views. The choice of approaches is governed by what is deemed helpful and appropriate and is expressly requested by the client.
My philosophy is that long-term patterns of behavior often survive because of their usefulness. It is not until a more useful behavior is found and the incentive is sufficient to make the change worthwhile will we discard what we have used for so long. I believe that therapy starts with exploring this very idea. For more recent changes in feelings, thoughts, or behavior, there is a different process that involves retracing recent events and experiences to recover and resume more productive patterns that have been temporarily disrupted.
I believe that my past, my experiences, and my education afford me the ability to see the big picture and the whole person. As a matter of routine practice, I often encourage clients to have a thorough physical examination including a thorough blood work-up to identify any physical or biological barriers to success. Once we have addressed these matters we may recommend for a limited number of clients that a psychological evaluation be a part of the diagnostic process. I find it important to maintain relationships with a wide variety of healthcare experts so that my clients have rapid access to needed treatment whether from a Psychiatrist, an evaluation from a neuro-psychologist, or a Medical Doctor for physical examinations.
I believe that someone living with or being in a relationship with someone who has a destructive and dysfunctional pattern of behavior needs help as much or more than the person acting out. The damage we suffer in that environment does not need to be permanent.
I encourage you to call and ask specific questions or to make a free 30 minute consultation to see if I am the right person for your needs.
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