Cotey Bowman, LPC-Intern Supervised by Brandi Smith, LPC-S

Cotey is originally from Oklahoma, but has called Texas home since 2013. Cotey graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance. Later, he went on to graduate from Dallas Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Arts in Biblical Studies and Master of Arts in Counseling. Cotey’s background includes teaching, counseling, as well as serving in multiple ministry capacities throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Prior to joining New Heights Counseling, Cotey primarily counseled in private practice, church ministries, and non profit with a focus on young families, crisis pregnancies, and families under CPS mandated guidelines. His experience in counseling includes working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Many of the clients Cotey works with struggle in areas such as anxiety, depression, marital/family conflict, adoption/NPE (non parental event), grief, trauma, spirituality, and identity issues.

Cotey’s approach to counseling focuses on encouragement and creating a safe place where clients can be heard and valued while sharing their stories. In therapy, Cotey often integrates an attachment derived approach called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Family Systems. He uses these approaches to help foster meaning, bring awareness to destructive thought patterns, and to develop coping strategies. Cotey’s desire is to meet people where they are in life and help them reach their goals on their path to health.

 

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