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Adele Ryan McDowell, Ph.D.

Adele Ryan McDowellAdele Ryan McDowell, Ph.D., is a psychologist, teacher, and writer who likes looking at life through the big view finder. Dr. McDowell specializes in transformational work using psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body medicine), energy medicine as well as cognitive, behavioral, transpersonal, and positive psychologies.

With over 30+ years as a psychotherapist, Adele’s work has encompassed suicide, domestic violence, and sexual assault crisis hotlines; director of an urban substance abuse clinic; founder/director of a holistic psychotherapeutic center; crisis response with survivors of Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, the Joplin Tornado, and the Newtown shooting; and private practice.

Through her writing, speaking, and teaching, Adele helps others re-find their balance, deal with overwhelm, make peace with their wounds, and find light in their darkness.

Dr. McDowell is the author of Making Peace with Suicide: A Book of Hope, Understanding, and Comfort and Balancing Act: Reflections, Meditations, and Coping Strategies for Today’s Fast-Paced Whirl. You can learn more at and

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