Brett A. Dowdy, PsyD

Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychologist


Dr. Dowdy is an expert in motivational interviewing and works with adults and adolescents struggling with change. Dr. Dowdy is one of four Lindner Center of HOPE clinicians who have completed intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. He currently leads one of LCOH’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Groups. Dr. Dowdy also has a passion for faith integrated therapy and enjoys working with couples.

Prior to joining the Lindner Center of HOPE, Dr. Dowdy served as a Clinical Administrator at Summit Behavioral Healthcare in Cincinnati, Ohio, directing an inpatient group therapy program. Dr. Dowdy also served as a staff psychologist for Summit Behavioral Healthcare, providing individual and group psychotherapy, conducting psychological assessments and competency to stand trial evaluations, as well as coordinating the training program for doctoral psychology students.

Dr. Dowdy is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He provides Motivational Interviewing training throughout the Midwest focused on helping health care professionals become more effective agents of change. He has also served as a trainer for the Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence.

Dr. Dowdy spent several years as a Clinical Coordinator at a local community mental health center. In this capacity, Dr. Dowdy provided psychological services for children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Also within this role, he was a forensic evaluator for Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center. Additionally, Dr. Dowdy has provided faith-based therapy within his private practice.


Areas of Specialty:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment
  • Adult & Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Spiritual Care & Faith Integrated Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Severe Mental Illness
  • Chemical Dependency
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Brett A. Dowdy, PsyD

Degree(s):

  • 1995 B.S. Psychology, University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana
  • 1999 Masters Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Chicago Campus
  • 2000 Doctorate Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of professional Psychology/Chicago Campus

Internship and Residencies:

  • Wright State University’s Ellis Human Development Institute in Dayton, Ohio
  • Good Samaritan Hospital: Center for Youth Resources in Dayton, Ohio
  • Roosevelt University Counseling Center in Chicago, Illinois
  • St. Elizabeth’s Hospital: Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment Center in Chicago, Illinois
  • Shared Vision: Community Based Intervention Program in Chicago, Illinois

Licensure and Certification:

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist State of Ohio