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Adele Ryan McDowell, Ph.D., is a psychologist and writer who came to her current place in life
through the frequent and not-so-subtle prodding of the gods. She likes looking at life through
the big view finder and is a perpetual student who believes in the power of an open heart, and
a good laugh.
Dr. McDowell is a psychotherapist with more than 30 years’ experience; a teacher of
meditation, intuition development, and psychospiritual issues; an international workshop
facilitator; and energy healer. Adele was the director of outpatient treatment at Liberation
Clinic, a substance abuse clinic in Stamford, CT. She was founder/director of The Greenheart
Center, a holistic, psychotherapeutic, and psycho-educational center in Stamford, Connecticut;
creator of Faithwalk™, A Psychospiritual Approach to Transformation; and founder/director of
the Institute for the Study of Symbolic and Shamanic Energies.
Adele’s work focuses on helping clients find hope and balance in the face of crisis, trauma,
and grief. She has worked with suicide, domestic violence, and sexual assault crisis hotlines,
survivors of Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, the Joplin Tornado, clients struggling with addiction as
well as those moving through profound life changes such as grief and health challenges. Adele’s
work integrates psychology with spirituality to help clients move through crises and restore
balance by accessing core soul issues and to discover, and find comfort in, their authentic
Adele is a contributing author to the Amazon best-selling Shift Awareness anthologies, 2012:
Creating Your Own Shift and The Sacred Shift: Co-creating Your Future in a New Renaissance.
Adele’s next book is Making Peace with Suicide.
Adele -- a Texan by birth, upbringing, and pioneering spirit -- lives in Connecticut where you will
often find her driving along the highways and byways, singing loudly in her car.
You can learn more about Adele, her writing, and her thinking at