I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate with a Master of Arts in Counseling from Antioch University’s School of Applied Psychology. I completed my clinical training at Greater Lakes Mental Health  in Lakeland - an esteemed mental health agency in the Pierce County, Washington Region. My supervisor is Daniel Schiff, PhD with 45 years of counseling experience. 

I enjoy working with younger to older adults struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief, obsessive thought patterns, relationship concerns, etc. I also work with women and families struggling with postpartum depression. I have additional training in body psychotherapy (a form of mindfulness) and offer this approach as an option to interested clients.  I am a member of the American Counseling Association. I have been married for 39 years and have two adult children. I like golfing, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

Acceptance: Regardless of how you are feeling or what it is that you might be struggling with, you need to feel accepted, valued, and supported to further understand and explore your concern. I hear from my clients that they feel “understood and seen.”

Patient and Compassionate: In making the changes that you desire, therapy happens at a pace reflective of your overall tolerance level. A respectful approach provides the space to absorb and integrate new insights and the necessary skillset(s) required to succeed. Your success is important to me, and we pace the therapy accordingly. 

Human Diversity: Our humanness is expressed in so many different ways, which creates a richness to life and a better world. My clients come from different cultures, sexual and gender orientations, relationship configurations, educational levels, work and career  backgrounds, and range in age from young to older adults. 

Given the current environment, I am currently offering counseling through phone and video conferencing for those  who are self-isolating or quarantined. Now more than ever, it is important to take care of your mental health. 


Serving: University Place, Fircrest, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Puyallup, Sumner, Lake Tapps, & Bonney Lake.  Through video conference calling or phone, I am able to offer my services to residents of Washington.  

Contact me at 253.300.2710 or by email at colleen@bowersockcounseling.com  to book your complementary 30-minute phone consultation to decide  whether my approach works for you.