“My son’s attitude and grades started to decline rapidly, and his school counselor suggested he see Dr. Fowler. After a number of sessions with Dr. Fowler, we are pleased to report my son is a ‘new boy’ and is on track again.” — parent of client with attention deficit disorder
“Our marriage was one step away from divorce. We came to Dr. Fowler as a last resort. He gave us a battery of assessments; spoke to us individually and as a couple in order to get to the root causes of our issues. We still have work to do; however, we are on our way to a happy and fulfilled life together.” — marriage client
Dr. Rick Fowler earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Theology (Greenville College), a Master of Arts degree in Social Science Education (University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point), an Education Specialist degree in Social Science (University of Georgia), a Doctorate of Education in Social Psychology (Highland University), and received his LPC, LMFT certification (University of Texas at Tyler).
Dr. Fowler was drawn to the counseling field due to his early experience as a student with undiagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Told he would never succeed, he developed outside-the-box problem-solving skills that he likes to share with clients who feel trapped due to the issues with which they struggle. His counseling style is directive, encouraging and practical.
For over 30 years, he has served as a licensed counselor, university professor of psychology and sociology, athletic director and head basketball coach. Dr. Fowler is currently a member of the graduate faculty of counseling at Dallas Baptist University and has had the opportunity to speak at national conferences and seminars across the United States and around the world, while also providing consultation services to a number of professional athletes.
Author of 11 books, Dr. Fowler has been a featured guest on Focus on the Family and The 700 Club. Married 47 years, he and his wife, Jeri, have two children and eight grandchildren.
Areas of Expertise
- Premarital and marriage counseling
- Family counseling
- Stress management techniques
- Spiritual guidance
- Addiction follow-up treatment
- ADHD (includes evaluation, coaching and strategy options)
- Business consulting
- Sport psychology training
- Depression/anxiety therapy