E. Avery Rowles, MA, LPC, CSAT-C, EMDR (Certification Pending), DBT (Certification Pending), Certified Daring Way Facilitator
Avery has been a key member in clinical teams treating addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. She knows that when you are struggling with addiction, family issues, shame, any other mental health issues, you are not able to be at your best. She knows that when a client’s life gets stressful, their best qualities can get lost pretty quickly! She helps individuals regain their sense of self and mastery to navigate life on life’s terms. Avery will give you the tools and lead you through the hard work of redefining yourself and letting go of what is no longer effective in your life.
Avery has a pragmatic, straightforward and authentic approach to therapy. She is often described as “what you see is what you get” while also maintaining an empathic, caring approach to her work. There is nothing she has not heard in the context of therapy. She practices from a non-judgmental/non-shaming position. She wholeheartedly believes we all do the best we can with the light we have to see by. It could just be that our light filters need to be cleaned or changed!
Avery earned her master’s degree from the Texas Women’s University Counseling Psychology Department. She also holds degrees from The University of Texas at Dallas including a BA in Literary Studies with a minor in Economics/Finance and a BA in Psychology, graduating both with high honors. In addition, Avery has been clean and sober and has worked a recovery program since 1997.
Clinical Director for a fully accredited gender separate 110 bed chemical dependency treatment center in DFW area. Oversaw 4 gender separate adult residential units and intensive outpatient programs for adults and adolescents
Aided in developing and managed a gender separate female program in a residential setting for dual-diagnosis adult females
Supervised and provided clinical direction for 25 therapists in a clinical setting
Conducted professional development seminar on “Shame Resiliency” for Dallas 12 Step Ministries
Participated on an expert panel on the film “Courage to Love” dealing with male sex addiction
Appeared on Season 12, Episode “Sandy” A&E Intervention
Conducts Skills Coaching – This service includes 5-10 minute crisis calls when a client is participating in Comprehensive DBT for self-harm and suicidal ideation behaviors
Interviewed for Dallas Child Magazine on the trend of increased alcohol consumption for stay-at-home mothers
Conference speaker for American Airlines Union on PTSD in the workplace
Presented on dual-diagnosis female clients at Dallas Association of Addiction Professionals
Participated in intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training through www.linehaninstitute.org for treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. Currently on an active DBT team of professionals (MDs, psychologists and LPC) that meet weekly to staff cases.
Certified Daring Way Facilitator based on the work of Dr. Brene Brown on shame resiliency. brenebrown.com
Becoming an Certified EMDR provider (EMDR Trained currently) for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Avery has a pack of 4 boys (husband, children and 1 Dachshund) and 2 beautiful Goldendoodle girls
I have sworn off sugar (one day at a time) for life and my children do not fail to remind me when I ask them for a bite of their ice cream!
Cubmaster Assistant for local Cub Scout Troop and Den Leader for Lion Cub Kindergarten Program
Avery has unintentionally trained her small boys (ages 6 and 7) to speak up for themselves, respectively of course, and have been told “It’s not about you mom”, “that’s inappropriate mom”, or “please respect my physical boundary right now”
When it comes to my own children, I can’t get out of my own way any better than you can. I have a family therapist on speed dial
Avery loves to laugh and has pulled some epic practical jokes on people
People often ask me “how do you seem so put together?” or “how do you manage everything?” Answer: I am not seamlessly put together and I ask for tons of help!!
Maybe we’ll meet someday!