Originally from Ohio, Dr. Bowers experienced the benefits of his Midwest roots and extended family. The lure of the West and health benefits drew his family to Scottsdale, Arizona in his youth.

He then completed his undergraduate, graduate, and clinical training in Southern California receiving his PhD. in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Los Angeles.

He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Health Psychology Division, and the American Psychology and Law Society.