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Payton Gowdy


Payton considers it an utmost honor to co-labor in the therapeutic journey with clients at LiveWell; she remains tenderly curious with others as she steps into their stories, while also remembering the greater context of individuals. Payton aims to create a brave and safe space where individuals can pursue honesty and freely express to heal from their pain and its deeper roots.

Payton sees people for who they are and who they are becoming and believes the process of therapy to be both healing and practical; she loves to champion clients and remind them of who they are. Payton is certified as a Level 1 Restoration Therapist and actively employs these principles in her practice.

Payton earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from West Texas A&M University. She has worked abroad throughout multiple countries and with individuals of all ages and backgrounds in her time working in Higher Ed.; she completed her graduate internship here at LiveWell, where she walked alongside those experiencing grief, loss, anxiety, and depression. Payton is currently licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate in the state of Texas and is supervised by Heidi Borden, MA, LPC-S, RPT-S, LPC/ LPCC.

Outside of work, Payton enjoys traveling, reading, cooking with her husband, and being creative with her hands.

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