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Cris Powell, Psy.D., LCSW
About Me

"Cris' work with her patients has as its centerpiece a level of integrity and compassion that is hard to find in clinical work."

"Cris is a great teacher and clearly cares about imparting knowledge to the psychology interns, social work trainees, and child fellows at the psychiatry clinic.  I cannot think of a better human being who embodies and exemplifies the rare and unique combination of knowledge, caring, and teaching than Cris Powell."

I've been doing this work since 1986, and maintained a private practice in San Diego since 1995, working with adults and couples,
children, adolescents, and families. I also provide clinical supervision and consultation to psychotherapy interns, licensed clinicians, and psychoanalytic candidates. I've served as a clinical supervisor at UCSD, Children's Hospital,Casa de Amparo,YMCA Oz San Diego, S.T.E.P.S., and APS, Inc.


Throughout my career I have pursued the best training available so that my clients receive excellent care.
I have specialty training in attachment, trauma, communication, substance abuse, CBT, art therapy, play therapy,
contemporary psychoanalysis, leadership and management, and many other areas.

As a training and supervising analyst for the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, I provide
clinical supervision and psychoanalysis for psychoanalytic candidates in the doctoral program.I enjoy supervising
both licensed and unlicensed therapists.  

I also provide psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and consultation via Skype, Facetime, Google apps and telephone.

The International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology featured my article, "The Juvenile Delinquent:
Psychopathology or Self-Preservation?" in their Winter 2011 issue.

"I have always felt that Cris believed in me as a therapist.  She has made our supervisory relationship a safe place to discuss (and learn from) failure as well as success.  
I come away from every session with Cris feeling invigorated, armed with a deeper understanding of what's going on between me and my patients, and confident about
my ability to be effective as a clinician."