Kathy Howell | Dawsonville


Dr. Howell earned an academic scholarship right out of high school, but it was 30 years, a successful landscaping career, and four daughters down the road before she would complete her undergraduate degree. As she debated about defining her career choice, she felt God's leading to become a counselor. Her education and life experiences have equipped her to understand many of the issues facing those in need.

After completing a Master of Arts in counseling, she started her own practice in the Dawsonville area. Dr. Howell earned her Doctor of Philosophy in psychotherapy in 1999 and has continually built upon that base by taking postgraduate certification courses covering a variety of areas: Nutrition Response Testing®, women's issues, grief, inner memory healing, stress management, anxiety disorder, and divorce recovery.

Over the last 20 years in the profession, Dr. Howell's experiences have been extensive. She has had the opportunity to counsel individuals with a wide range of needs and has provided services for a number of local institutions and groups. Dr. Howell believes that for the maximum benefit, it is important to treat the individual’s "whole person"–spirit, soul, and body.


ADHD, Adoption, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling, Gender Identity/Transgender, Grief, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Stress, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Trauma and PTSD, Weight Loss, Women's Issues, Alternative Therapies

Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Couples Counseling, Anger, Child/Adolescent


Age: Toddlers/Preschoolers (0 to 5), Children (6 to 10), Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13), Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults, Elders (65+)

Category: Couples, Family, Individuals, Veterans, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, LGBTQ+


Types of Therapy: Art Therapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Compassion Focused, Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), Eclectic, Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), EMDR, Existential, Family/Marital, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Integrative, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Play Therapy, Relational, Relational Emotive Behavior Therapy


School: Liberty
Year Graduated: 2001
License No. and State: GA #3284


ACCARES Wellness Center, Dr. Kathy Howell & Associates
786 River Bend Road
Dawsonville, GA 30534

Office Phone: (706) 216-6356


By Appointment Only

Online Therapy/Video Counseling: Yes


Average Cost: $130/session

Sliding Scale: No

Accepted Payment: Cash, Check, American Express, Visa, Mastercard

Accepted Insurance: Most Major Payors

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