I design therapy to address the specific problems the person wants to work on. Anything from counseling to deep psychotherapy. I use CBT, EMDR, family and couples communication therapy, Adlerian, Rogerian Client-Centered and Schema therapy. I also have training in psychodynamic and transpersonal therapy. I was trained in Chicago and have worked in private and community clinics, on an in-patient VA dual diagnosis unit and a correctional facility hospital, and at the Illinois state hospital in Chicago. I work with anxiety, OCD, Panic, and depressive/bipolar disorders, ADHD, trauma survivors, couples, LGBT, sexual problems, and male psychology, TBI.
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for survivors of child abuse,and interpersonal trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, Panic, Phobias and addictions. We do testing and diagnosis for ADHD, personality, and thinking problems. Also consult on workers comp cases, short and long term disability cases, social security disability
I have evening hours and take most insurance. I also offer telephone therapy (not covered by insurance companies), and offer extensive psychological testing when needed. I do not do child custody evaluations or therapy for use in lawsuits. I have pleasant and comfortable offices in Scottsdale ; 101& Shea
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Michael L Mcgowan now - (480) 225-3236


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicag
  • Year Graduated: 1999
  • License No. and State: 4065 Arizona


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $250
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beech Street
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • LifeSynch
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Mercy Care
  • Multiplan
  • Networks of Major Insurance companies selected
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: EMDRIA/EMDR
  • Certificate Date: 1999
  • Certificate: IATP Trauma Treatment/Trauma treatment
  • Certificate Date: 2006


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Workplace, Transpersonal, Spiritual.

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Transgender Identity

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • I believe in helping patients get better, feel bet
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Survivors of emotional, physical; and sexual abuse
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015
Michael L Mcgowan, PsyD, MA, MBA, LP, Psychologist in Scottsdale

Michael L Mcgowan

Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MBA, LP