About

Richard Dowling, MA, LPC, MAC

Rich Dowling, founder/partner of The Thought Exchange, has achieved significant and positive changes in his personal and professional life during the past 20 years by applying the principles of what he now offers to others as The Thought Exchange Process©. Rich has gained independence from alcohol, nicotine and caffeine, as well as earned a master’s degree in counseling, married and founded a successful counseling practice. His credentials include Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) and Associate Fellow, Albert Ellis Institute, NY.

Rich was a founding board of directors member for S.M.A.R.T. Recovery (Self-Management And Recovery Training) Self-Help Network and assisted with the development of SMART’s “Four-Point Program®.”

Susan Akers

Susan Akers has a Master’s degree in Education from Montclair State University in NJ and a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She also earned her elementary school teacher certification from the College of Saint Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ.

For almost 20 years, Susan has worked in the field of education in various teaching, planning and program development positions. She has also been an active participant in many local community organizations and projects, which promote preservation of history and the natural environment. Her current interests and activities focus on helping people achieve their desired goals by organizing their physical space to support personal and professional endeavors.

Our Mission

To provide information and techniques to assist individuals with their desire to create a healthier, happier, more positive and satisfying lifestyle.

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