Eileen Bowman, LMSW

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Specializations

  • Work

  • Sexual Abuse Survivors

  • Post-Abortive Issues

  • Relationship & Family Issues

  • Sex Therapy

Eileen S. Bowman, LMSW has been with Ebenezer Counseling since early 2000. She holds a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of TN, and a Bachelors of Psychology from Lee University. She works with individuals, couples, and families dealing with a variety of issues. One of her specialties is working with couples in crisis, often after infidelity or the discovery of sexual betrayal. In her practice, she has been honored to work with numerous couples and witness restoration and healing after these devastating circumstances, through Gods’ Amazing grace!

Eileen has a heart and a passion for seeing marriages survive and thrive; however, she also realizes that some marriages do end in divorce for various reasons, such as, when one partner refuses to be faithful, honest, to forgive, or to do what it takes to heal and restore trust. Eileen also counsels individuals who are going through a divorce or recovering from the devastation of divorce. Her empathetic, nonjudgmental approach helps clients to feel safe, heard, and understood. She incorporates her faith into her practice and seeks to help individuals grow both spiritually as well as relationally. She sometimes references scripture and often prays with her clients.

She has a gentle, loving approach, but is also very willing to challenge individuals and couples to achieve their desired goals. Her desire is to share the wisdom that she has learned both professionally, as well as, personally as she has faced trials in her own life. Her experiences have deepened her ability to empathize, understand and to have compassion for many of the issues her clients are facing. She has a strong faith in God as the ultimate Counselor. She encourages others to seek a deeper relationship with Him. She has seen first hand the scripture that states that suffering truly does bring about perseverance, character, and eventually Hope. She is honored to walk alongside those individuals going through their storms, trials, and valleys while directing them to the One who is the calmer of the storm, and the healer of the broken.

Eileen is a Knoxville native and has three amazing children: Madison, Chandler, and Emory. With two children in college and one soon to follow, she has gained some insight on parenting and enjoys working with parents, and imparting wisdom with regards to helping them with effective communication and setting healthy boundaries. Parenting is not for the faint of heart and can be extremely challenging at times. She empowers and educates clients on parenting issues in today’s culture.

She also enjoys working with individuals going through transitions such as the empty nest, retirement, divorce, dealing with the death of a spouse, child, parent or loved one. Post-abortive issues, sexual abuse, infertility issues, dealing with an illness, guilt- shame, and core identity issues, Grief and loss, as well as anxiety and depression, are among the many issues that she is skilled at helping others work through. She has some extensive training in the area of sex therapy as well, helping married couples to find healthy thriving sexual intimacy.

Eileen would be honored to work with you as an individual, or as a couple to work through the issues that you are facing. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call Ebenezer Counseling at (865) 670-0988, and we would be happy to set up an appointment. She has appointments Monday through Friday and has some evening appointments available as well.