Kiera Dowell (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Empathy-driven therapist fostering growth and resilience. Brave space to explore, heal, and thrive. Let's navigate your journey together.

Licensed Master of Social Work in Newark, NJ
Supervised by Hebah Khalifa, PhD, LCSW-R

About My Clients

I specialize in helping children, youth, and families facing various challenges, including trauma, anxiety, depression, and adjustment difficulties. My clients seek support in navigating life transitions, healing from past traumas, and building resilience. They want a compassionate space where they have the chance to speak bravely, and be heard, understood, and empowered. My goal is to equip them with coping skills, foster personal growth, and guide them towards a more hopeful and stable future.

My Background and Approach

My goal is to empower my clients to tap into their inherent strengths and resources, enabling them to overcome adversities and develop resilience. By employing evidence-based therapeutic modalities and prioritizing a client-centered approach, I help clients gain insights into their thoughts and behaviors, fostering positive change and personal growth.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a dedicated therapist, I believe in the power of empathy, compassion, and inclusivity in the healing process. My passion for mental health and well-being extends beyond the therapeutic space, as I actively support causes that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. I am an advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community and racial justice, and an active feminist. I have two little brothers adopted out of the foster system, and I am also an outspoken advocate for change within the foster system. I strive to create a space that embraces the unique identities and experiences of all clients, including how intersectionality of identities affects each individual's unique life experience. I view mental health as the foundation of overall well-being and believe that healing is a transformative journey of support, self-discovery, and growth.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health
  • United Healthcare Student Resources - Rutgers University
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session


833-775-6252 Email Kiera
Resilience Lab
Newark, NJ 07102

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