Mr. Owen James McGonnell, LCSW

Preferred Name: Owen

Online Therapy

About Me

In my counseling practice, I use a variety of approaches to best match the tasks at hand. I have had the privilege to have been trained in "talk therapies" like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy but have specialized in using EMDR with those who have experienced traumatic events, including civilians and military. I greatly appreciate that with EMDR, individuals create the opportunity to have new, healthy perspectives about past difficult events so that they can recall the past with greater understanding and comfort. Early in my career, I began using Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). NLP allows us to use both verbal and non-verbal information effectively to arrive at new, more useful conclusions. I have been trained to combine these methods in treating effects of trauma, anxiety and depression, relieving the feelings and thoughts associated with guilt and shame, sleep disorders, controlling obsessive-compulsive behavior, and making positive adjustments to life with mood disorders such as Bipolar Disorder. I am strongly committed to helping those with ADHD to learn to rise above the anxieties and uncertainties about self and performance that usually accompany this condition. I have worked with, and like to work with, people of all ages, from 5 years and to late adulthood.

Education & Experience

At the University of Oklahoma in 1974, I earned a Master's degree in Educational Psychology, and later, in 2004, a Master of Social Work. I have had the privilege over 40 years of serving applicants for Vocational Rehabilitation, residents of a facility for the Intellectually Disabled, adolescents in a residential treatment facility, children affected by abuse and neglect, children who were in-patient for sexual acting out, therapeutic foster children, children of deployed active duty service members, active duty service members with PTSD, incarcerated veterans, and general clinic populations. I have enjoyed meeting and working with each of these groups.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Christian Counselors of Texas EMDRIA

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


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