Sandra Dowd, LCMHCA, MCC
Before moving to North Carolina, Sandra lived in Central Florida working in leadership & program supervision at a SeriousFun camp for kids with serious illnesses. This lead to a passion for working for over 10 collective years in various residential settings doing crisis response, grief/trauma work, IEPs, and improved quality of life for young people. This experience partnered with her background in Child Development (Central Michigan University) and Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Capella University) set the groundwork for her approaches in mindfulness-based interventions, Narrative Therapy, somatic release and regulation, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Sandra is trained in Brainspotting to help clients create new neuropathways that override negative processes and coping strategies by accessing internal wisdom. She believes in the healing power of learning from mistakes and repairs, tolerating healthy boundaries, and the importance of play. Her current skill sets include working with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, grief/loss, family dynamics, identity exploration, and attachment healing. Outside of work, she can be found as a regular at her local coffee shop, camping with loved ones near a body of water, or swaying in a hammock.