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Madeline McDowell, LPCC

Madeline McDowell is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who specializes in working with older adolescents and adults. She provides individual counseling to those experiencing problems with peer and family relationships, depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment difficulties, mood disorders and many more. Examples of therapeutic interventions that she incorporates into treatment include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Solution Focused Therapy. Madeline created and facilitates our College Mental Wellness Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Her IOP is a 21-session program for individuals ages 18-25 and enrolled in higher education or taking a “gap/time off” due to their mental health. Madeline takes great pride in providing a supportive environment where individuals are able to process and gain healthy coping skills.

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



Testimonial Disclosure Statement: Testimonials herein are unsolicited, anonymous and are received after care has been received in an attempt to assure healthy therapy relationships and confidentiality.

"The program (Madeline 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 (Madeline 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."
"(Madeline 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) 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."
"This group (Madeline 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"
"(Madeline McDowell, College Mental Wellness IOP) Maddie was highly accessible throughout my time in her IOP, and she let me be highly involved in building a treatment plan that really worked on the heart of my issues. I always enjoyed her lessons because of the bright and colorful slides, and they were really interactive, which made the information easier to apply to my everyday life. I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for this program!"
"(Madeline McDowell, College Mental Wellness IOP) Allowing a space for individuals to connect with one another on a deeper level in order for them to improve who they are as a person and how to manage certain aspects of their mental health. It is a great environment to be in when you feel lost and need help in improving any aspect of your life while being in college. A great program that makes you feel supported, loved, and worthy. Honestly, I think the program is great and I would not change it. I liked every part of it! Thank you for this program! Truly you have changed my life for the better and I am so sad to be graduating. A lot of great people were a part of my experience, and I am so thankful for them. Especially, Maddie and Julie as they have helped me through things and always listen."


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.