lee bowers, ph.d.

Lee Bowers, Ph.D.

Lee Bowers is a Licensed Psychologist and Director of Suburban Psychological Services, Inc. in Villanova. She has been in practice for over thirty years. Her original training was in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Ericsonian Hypnosis. She has a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Health Psychology. Using her Health Psychology skills, Dr. Bowers works with individuals and their family members who are dealing with serious health concerns including acute or chronic pain, autoimmune problems, and other problems.

In recent years, Lee has become more transpersonal and esoteric in her approach to psychotherapy, believing that for one to be whole, the body, mind, and spirit must be integrated. Deep level meanings of client's problems can be explored if the client wishes, and together, client and therapist work towards a resolution that will be satisfactory to both the intellect and the spirit. Dr. Bowers is a Reiki Master, a Master Practitioner of Transpersonal Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and a Master Hypnotherapist.

Dr. Bowers also works with individuals and couples struggling with the affects of anxiety, stress, depression, parenting, and relationship problems. Her work is solution-oriented and it is her goal to give clients tools to use to manage their symptoms and problems outside the therapy session. She can be reached at: 610-520-0443 or drlee@drleebowers.com.

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Health Psychology, The Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH. 1995. Dissertation topic: Use of Neuro-Linguistic Programming as an adjunctive treatment for acute onset pain. Intensive work in the physical and emotional management of acute and chronic pain, and PTSD.

M.A., Counseling Psychology, Vermont College of Norwich University, Montpelier, VT, 1984 Clinically oriented program included work in chemical dependency, individual, group, marriage and family therapy, and systems theory. Included a clinical practicum in a community counseling center.

Department of Defense Race Relations institute, Patrick Air Force Base, FL, 1975. Graduate work and teaching practicum in cross-cultural communications and the psychology of prejudice.

B.S., Psychology and B.A., Economics, University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA, 1971. Dual degree program. General psychology program with independent research in industrial psychology.

Professional Experience

1987 to present. Psychologist and co-director, Suburban Psychological Services, Inc., a private group practice for individual, family and group psychotherapy. Special work in Critical Incident Debriefing, Post Traumatic Stress, acute and chronic pain management and associated anxieties and depression. Primarily use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with adjunctive hypnosis, N.L.P. and applied kinesiology (Thought Field Therapy, Neuro Emotional Technique, etc.)

1983 to 1995. President of The Productivity Group, a human resource consulting firm dedicated to organizational and individual productivity,

1988 to 1990. Consulting Family Therapist, Rehab After Work, an outpatient chemical dependency treatment program. Developed Family Treatment Program.

1988 to 1995. Consultant, Human Service Systems, Media, PA, on critical incidents in the workplace and post traumatic stress disorder.

1986. Part-time faculty in psychology, Houston Community College.

1971-1983. Held Human Resource Management positions in private industry and as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.

Awards, Memberships, Certifications, & Licenses

Pennsylvania Licensed Psychologist.
Who's Who in Medicine & Health Care, 2nd edition.
Who's Who of American Women, 16th Edition.
Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, 3rd and 4th Editions.
Elected to Outstanding Young Women of America, (1982).
U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer (inactive).
Past President, Business Advisory Board , SER Jobs for Progress (1983, 1986)
Fellow, Pennsylvania Psychological Association.
Certified Master Practitioner of NeuroLinguistic Programming.
Certified Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy Specialist.
Certified Time Line Therapist.