All services can be offered remotely (subject to local licensure laws).
Dr. Owens is board-certified in behavioral and cognitive psychology, widely regarded as the gold-standard approach to achieving mental health. He empowers people to understand and change the relationships between what they do, think, and feel.
Behavioral & Cognitive Therapy (CBT)
Dr. Owens provides individual behavioral and cognitive therapy (CBT). In CBT, people are encouraged to improve their lives by examining and changing their behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. CBT is effective in helping people overcome anxiety, depression, and many other mental health difficulties.
College Readiness Coaching
Dr. Owens has 20 years of experience in college mental health and in teaching at colleges and universities. He offers a structured approach to preparing prospective students and their families for the monumental and sometimes difficult transition to college life.
Dr. Owens offers consultation to individual mental health providers and organizations, including clinics, schools, and universities. He has expertise in behavioral emergency prevention, management, and postvention, maintaining mental and behavioral health through a crisis, and motivating and maintaining behavioral change.
Dr. Owens provides supervision to mental health trainees and established professionals dealing with difficult cases.
Dr. Owens offers workshops on behavioral emergency prevention, management, and postvention, especially suicide. He is trained in the PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Curriculum. Dr. Owens teaches medical professionals how to ensure compliance with medical treatments and vaccine schedules. Finally, he speaks to mental health professionals about the practical and ethical use of social media to promote mental health. Previous offerings include:
Detecting signs of suicidal crisis in residents
Grand rounds presented to the Graduate Medical Education Committee, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Collaborative management of suicide risk in college students
Didactic for the Krasner Psychological Center at Stony Brook University.
A Parent’s Guide to Healthy Transition From High School Student To Independent College Student
Workshop for the Rockville Centre Union Free School District
Making our science palatable to the hungry public: Embracing the power of social media
Presentation to the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Teaching kids lifelong suicide prevention skills
Workshop for the Staten Island Committee for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
Psychological Characteristics of Vaccine Refusers and How to Change Their Behavior
Lecture for the Med-Peds Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Social media boot camp for psychologists
Workshop presented to the Suffolk County Psychological Association.