Bart Fowler

Bart J. Fowler, M.A., Psy.D.

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – George Fox University

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Ministries – Talbot Seminary

Bachelor of Arts in Communication – Biola University

Licensed Psychologist in both Washington and Oregon

I am devoted to helping people thrive instead of just survive. I want you to live out the fullness of what God intends for your life.

I offer compassion, honesty with discretion, Biblical insight and a broad range of experience to those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relational problems, parenting, grief and loss, life transitions, trauma, serious mental illness, stress and mood management. My clients include adolescents, men and women, couples and families.

I make use of evidence-based research, sound psychological understanding and recognized standards that are consistent with Biblical truth to promote emotional health and reconciliation in relationships. This approach involves partnering with you to explore and change thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and patterns in relationships in order to promote healing, reconciliation, and growth. My approach draws from cognitive-behavioral research, object relations and family systems theories. I respect the dignity and worth of all people and their rights to privacy, their own beliefs, to make their own decisions and be free of exploitation. I will work with you from your own perspective because you don’t need to hold to my beliefs or values to receive the best professional service I can provide.

I have worked in mental health since 1985. I researched marital and family communication at George Fox University while earning my Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. I’m licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in both Washington (PY60153263) and Oregon (1297) States. As a Licensed Psychologist I abide by the laws and code of ethics of Washington State Examining Board of Psychology.

Prior to joining CHARIS, I worked in several inpatient hospitals, a community mental health center and in a private practice. As an ordained minister, I share various teaching and ministries with fellow leaders in my church.

I am the Executive Director of CHARIS Counseling Associates as well as an adjunct professor at Western Seminary where I supervise graduate counseling students. I  speak on a variety of topics including relationships, parenting, stress, and facing life’s struggles.

My wife and I have been married thirty-two years and have three wonderful adult children. I enjoy a variety of outdoor sports like walking, hiking, swimming and competing in cycling events. I love spending time with my family: being active outside, visiting new places, reading books, talking over coffee or tea, watching movies and munching popcorn.

I am a participating provider with the following healthcare organizations:
First Choice Health Network (Moda Subcontractor)
Managed Health Network, Inc.
Providence Health Plans
UnitedHealthcare
United Behavioral Health
US Behavioral Health Plan

I can bill your insurance (such as BlueCross, Regence, Cigna, Premera, UMR) as an out-of-network provider. The coverage will depend upon your insurance benefits for out-of-network providers. Please call your insurance company for details.

Every individual can live more fully. I welcome the opportunity to talk to you about how you can thrive rather than just survive. You may reach me at 360-891-2000 x109.