Deahdra  Bowier, Psychologist in Illinois

Deahdra Bowier, Psychologist

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Dr. Deahdra Bowier is a clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with folks presenting with anxiety-related concerns and disorders, survivors of trauma, relationship concerns, as well as those individuals questioning their identities.

Dr. Bowier has a history working in various clinical settings including private practice, community mental health, and college counseling centers. She worked as the Coordinator for Sexual Violence and Trauma Treatment at Marquette University and worked as a staff psychologist for Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Counseling Center. She also held the position of Trauma-Focused Psychologist for the University of California, Santa Cruz Counseling & Psychological Services. In addition to her clinical background, she has completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification and incorporates these trauma-informed methods and teachings into her clinical work when appropriate.

Dr. Bowier was born and raised in Canada and has experience working in various geographical locations, including Illinois, California, Wisconsin, and the West Indies. This has afforded her plenty of experience working with clients with a variety of presenting concerns and various backgrounds. Dr. Bowier works with survivors of trauma, individuals questioning their identities, as well as those presenting with anxiety-related concerns and disorders. As a therapist, Dr. Bowier approaches each client from a holistic perspective, appreciating that individuals cannot be entirely understood in isolation but need to be considered as a sum of numerous interrelated factors. Her theoretical approach is grounded in insight-based and somatic therapies with an emphasis on the relational component. Dr. Bowier values and often implements approaches and techniques focusing on mindfulness and self-compassion, according to the needs of the individuals that she works with.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic-Relational
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
Pay By
Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
3324 - 57
PSY 31581
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Adler School of Professional Psychology
Adler School of Professional Psychology