Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience,
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

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. 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. Dr. Dowdy is also an expert in residential treatment for substance use disorders and treatment resistant mental health disorders. He works with families and individuals struggling with failure to launch issues. In addition, Dr. Dowdy assists impaired executives to address substance use and mental health issues that interfere with work and leadership performance.

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)
  • Adult & Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Spiritual Care & Faith Integrated Counseling
  • Mood Disorders
  • Severe Mental Illness
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Failure to Launch
  • Residential Treatment Options