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Courtney Dowdell(She/Her/Hers)

Certified Eating Disorders Creative Arts Therapist, CEDCAT
New York
Eating disorders-Anxiety-Depression-Mindfulness-Trauma-Life transitions-

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Professional statement

Courtney Dowdell is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Certified Eating Disorder Creative Arts Therapist in Midtown, Manhattan who specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, disordered eating, and body image challenges.

Courtney utilizes a relational and psychodynamic approach within a creative framework to help clients set realistic goals and work toward change. She also has extensive experience collaborating with other treatment professionals to set up an individualized treatment plan to support recovery. With a background in both expressive therapies and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), she takes elements of DBT and uses them in a way that promotes flexibility and spontaneity. She helps her clients understand behavioral and emotional cues and how these behaviors are showing up in different aspects of their life. While she validates and normalizes her clients’ actions and thoughts, she also helps them find alternative coping skills and learn how to regulate their emotions, communicate their feelings with others, and sit with the negative feelings.

Courtney brings warmth, compassion, and insight, offering a space where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings in a nonjudgmental environment. Courtney previously worked at Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Center. She received her MA from New York University.

Message to clients

I view each client as an individual who deserves respect, empathy, and support. I believe therapy should be a place where you feel seen and heard in a genuine way. Through a trusting therapeutic relationship, you can connect deeply and authentically to all parts of yourself. I take an active role in treatment by engaging wholeheartedly and meeting you where you are at. I would be happy to meet with you for a consultation to discuss your treatment needs.

Work and Education

Private Practice
BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center
Bellevue Hospital

New York University, MA, 2011
Loyola College in Maryland, BA, 2006


New York: 001672




Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Courtney Dowdell is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$250 (45min)
  • Initial session:$250 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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