About Dr. Claire Dowdle

Dr. Claire Dowdle, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

About Dr. Claire Dowdle

Dr. Claire Dowdle - Psychologist & Therapist in Boulder, Colorado

I feel lucky to do this work and to help people achieve greater satisfaction and happiness in their lives. I believe in providing a safe and supportive environment that is tailored to each individuals’ unique needs and personality. I am passionate about providing evidence-based treatment that is flexible, compassionate, and individualized. With a background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, I have the training to be both flexible and grounded in my approach.

I have a background in trauma psychology, and have worked extensively with people in the aftermath of traumatic experiences ranging from childhood abuse to war trauma. I am passionate about working with women and men who have experienced sexual trauma in childhood and adulthood, and feel honored to help people heal from these overwhelmingly painful experiences. I work with clients to develop their strengths so they can grow in the difficult aftermath of trauma. I have experience working with both individuals and families, and I believe in healthy relationships as the foundation for healing.

When I’m not working, I spend as much time as I can in the mountains with my family and my Australian Shepard. I’m an avid skier and traveler and love spending time cultivating these passions. I first moved to Boulder in 2002 to attend the University of Colorado. Since then I have lived in Aspen, San Francisco, Chicago, and Denver. I am thrilled to have landed back in Colorado where I am truly the happiest.

Professional Education & Licensing

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, license #4456

PsyD, Doctorate of Psychology, PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, 2015

Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship – Denver VA Medical Center, 2015

Postdoctoral Fellowship – Rush University Medical Center, 2016

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, 2013

BA in Psychology, University of Colorado – Boulder, 2006

Schedule an Appointment

If you’re ready to get started or would like a 15 minute phone consultation to get to know Dr. Dowdle,  you may schedule an appointment through our secure Client Portal.  If you’d like to contact Dr. Dowdle directly, please call her at 720-316-5259 or email her at drdowdle@stepwellboulder.com.

Claire Dowdle, PsyD is an independent mental health professional with her own practice. Claire Dowdle, PsyD is an independent contractor of Boulder Wellness Psychology, PLLC.  She is not an employee of Boulder Wellness Psychology, PLLC or Stepwell Mental Health & Wellness, PC.