When client and therapist form a connection, a healing process begins.Within the context of a safe, supportive relationship, new development emerges. Old patterns and beliefs give way to new growth. Pain and stuckness that have interfered with intimacy can be processed and integrated, freeing the spirit to live more fully.
A good therapist is a teachable therapist. As we get to know one another, I will welcome your feedback about your preferences, and we'll learn how to best use the therapeutic relationship to meet your emerging needs. I've worked hard over the years to develop a wide range of skills, techniques, and theoretical knowledge. You can choose those that feel like the best fit.
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
"Dr. Powell's work with her patients has at its centerpiece
a level of integrity and compassion that is hard to find
in clinical work." - William Coburn, Ph.D.
"Cris is a great teacher, and clearly cares about imparting knowledge to the psychology interns,
social work trainees, and child psychiatry fellows at the 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."
- Tony Yang, M.D., Ph.D.
"The past few years of working with Dr. Powell have been tremendous.
Her consistency, the environment she creates, her wisdom. It's been life-changing."
- Licensed Medical Professional