It is a dangerous opportunity to learn about oneself-- dangerous in that it is scary-- and opportune in that it allows the creation of new and infinite possibilities and patterns as we realize our potential and recognize our strengths and bring about our wildest dreams.  I hope you can feel a glimmer of excitement underneath your likely constant trepidation as you take the steps to learn how to best understand and care for yourself in what is an extremely difficult world and exceptionally complicated life.  It is imperative to have a trusted mentor and guide by your side who is on your side and can objectively help you feel less alone, more confident, and less isolated while afraid. 

Taking the step to find a professional doctor and clinical psychologist to let into your personal world takes bravery, courage, and smarts.  Only the best will do.  I applaud your wanting to better understand yourself and better create the life you wish to experience.  My experience will prove to your benefit and I hope my character serves as an inspiration of the value of insight, understanding, appreciation, diversity, and goodness.

I have been afforded multiple opportunities to help clients in all sorts of clinical settings from private practice to crisis units and rehabilitation centers.  It is quite likely I have helped someone with a problem similar to yours in the past.  Please feel free to peruse my history of experiences in practice and academia as you will find my level of expertise is diverse and something which sets me apart from all other clinicians. 

In my spare time, I enjoy writing music.  I have provided links to some of my artwork as songwriter, vocalist, pianist, and producer with my links to my original compositions on SoundCloud so you can learn a bit more about that side of me. 

I look forward to getting to know you better and helping you to help yourself envision and create a wonderful life.



 

SELECT CLINICAL EXPERIENCES

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, DR. ART BOWLER PSY.D., PRIVATE PRACTICE. PSYCHOLOGIST. BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA & NEW YORK, NEW YORK. JULY 2002 - PRESENT.

Licensed psychologist and clinical consultant specializing in individual and couples psychotherapy as well as media consultations. Specialty areas include crisis intervention, traumatic loss, relationship issues and intimacy, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, and life transitions.

 

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, VAN NESS SUBSTANCE ABUSE RECOVERY HOUSE. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. JANUARY 2015 - PRESENT; JULY 2005 - JULY 2006. 

 

Meet with residential recovery clients in both group and therapy settings at a residential treatment program geared toward helping the LGBT and straight populations recover from substance abuse.  

 

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, RG PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES.BROOKHAVEN OBESITY CLINIC & NURSING HOME & HORIZONS NURSING CARE FACILITY, ARVERNE, NEW YORK.AUGUST 2006 - APRIL 2010.  

 

Provided psychotherapy to patients who suffered from morbid obesity in a specialty nursing facility dedicated to individuals who weighed between 300 to 1000 pounds.  Conducted psychotherapy with patients to psychologically motivate clients in their weight loss ventures.  Helped patients develop positive coping strategies and helped individuals learn to adapt to their changing body image and lifestyle.

 

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR & SUBSTANCE ABUSE SPECIALIST,AIDS PROJECT LOS ANGELES (APLA).MAY 2002 – JUNE 2005.

 

Acted as the Addictive Behaviors/Substance Abuse Specialist at AIDS Project Los Angeles, a non-profit agency dedicated to the treatment of individuals living with and dealing with HIV disease. Practiced as a clinical psychologist and offered individual and group psychotherapy as well as clinical supervision to interns. Offered community outreach presentations as well.

 

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, GLENDALE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT CENTER, GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA.SEPTEMBER 2002 – JUNE 2004.

 

Treated inpatient clients in acute substance abuse detoxification unit and offered accompanying psychotherapy.  Treated clients in outpatient treatment program, facilitating psychotherapy groups as well as individual psychotherapy sessions.

 

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, PASADENA CITY COLLEGE, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA.JUNE 2000 - JUNE 2005.

 

Taught introduction to psychology as well as clinical child development courses to community college population. Offered three to four sections of each course each semester. 

 

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, MONSOUR COUNSELING CENTER,THE CLAREMONT COLLEGES, POMONA, CALIFORNIA. AUGUST 1999 – AUGUST 2000. 

 

Acted as a psychologist to student population at the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of six colleges located on one campus. Provided individual therapy to presenting students, coordinated group therapy program, offered campus community presentations on a number of clinical topics, and provided campus consultation to a number of university departments. 

 

DIRECTOR OF GROUP THERAPY, THE CLAREMONT COLLEGE CONSORTIUM,  CLAREMONT COLLEGE CONSORTIUM, CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA.AUGUST 1999 - AUGUST 2000.

 

Ran the group therapy in the counseling center for LGBT issues, relationship issues, substance abuse issues, eating disorders, and sexual violence. 

 

STAFF PSYCHOLOGIST, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC),LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. JULY 1997 - AUGUST 1998.

 

Offered individual, group, and couples psychotherapy to university undergraduate and graduate students. Provided training on brief intervention and strategic psychotherapy as well as promoted therapy groups for LGBT populations. 

 

EDUCATION:  University of Scranton, PA.  1994. GPA: 3.57                      

                       Wright State University, OH. 1998.  GPA: 4.0

                    

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