Therapist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Djola McGowan, Therapist

Licenses: MA, NCC, LPC

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 0-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Djola McGowan, MA, NCC, LPC

Djola McGowan, MA, NCC, LPC

Djola McGowan is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, at Messiah College. As a first-generation African-American Woman who lived between two countries and two cultures, she identified early the nuances of how race, ethnicity, culture, and tradition directly affect how we all perceive the world. Prior to receiving her Master of Arts in Counseling, Djola served as the Transitional Living Assistant at Milton Hershey School where she mentored high school seniors as they transitioned into independent living, from low socioeconomic status or displaced from their family of origin. While in her Master’s Program, Djola bolstered her skills by directly engaging in the on-the-ground work to identify what these underserved diverse communities needed by starting her professional career as a Secondary Science Teacher and Special Education Teacher at Title 1 schools. Following graduation, Djola served as a Family Therapist supporting children and parents with Grief, Complex Trauma, Family Structure/System Concerns, Reunification, ADHD, ODD, ASD, and DMDD. Djola continued this work, in her role as a Contracted Therapist in Northeast Philadelphia, where she expanded her practice serving, adults, LGBTQ+ concerns, couples, adolescents, and families. Djola’s areas of expertise are Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eco-Systemic Family Therapy, Behavioral Activation, Play Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy. Djola views therapy as a collaborative process, she looks forward to working with her clients to find the best path to achieving their goals for wellness. Djola’s mission is to create an environment for clients to make connections between their social, emotional, and systems affecting their overall well-being being, identify how these factors create a negative interaction cycle keeping them from their goals of wellness. Outside of work, Djola enjoys dance, running, baking, fitness, sewing, reading, creative writing, and singing.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Allied Trades Assistance Program
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Magellan
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Provider Network of America (PNOA)
  • Quest Behavioral Health
  • Sana Benefits
  • Total Care Network
  • World Trade Center (HealthSmart)


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Parenting Skills


  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Women


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Djola McGowan. You can also call 215-732-6308 to have someone assist you.

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