Judith C. Powell, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
919-467-4782
    Judith Powell, Ph.D. is a licensed Psychologist who has
    practiced in the Triangle area since 1987. Her experience
    individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship
    problems, trauma, discrimination, social stigma, loss and
    grief. She also works with couples.

Her primary specialty area is therapy and psycho-education with lesbian, gay and bisexual
persons from a positive, affirming stance. Among other issues, this includes coming out as well as
developing and maintaining a positive sense of self. This can be difficult while living in a culture
that is often not accepting of lesbian, gay and bisexual persons. Dealing with family, finding and
maintaining healthy relationships, discrimination against lesbian women, gay men and its
aftermath are some of the challenges LGB persons often face. Finding one's place in the
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual community, recovery from assault/trauma, sexual issues and improving
interpersonal and relationship skills are all common subjects in therapy, as well.

Her primary specialty area is therapy and psycho-education with lesbian, gay and bisexual
persons from a positive, affirming stance. Among other issues, this includes coming out as well as
developing and maintaining a positive sense of self. This can be difficult while living in a culture
that is often not accepting of lesbian, gay and bisexual persons. Dealing with family, finding and
maintaining healthy relationships, discrimination against lesbian women, gay men and its
aftermath are some of the challenges LGB persons often face. Finding one's place in the
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual community, recovery from assault/trauma, sexual issues and improving
interpersonal and relationship skills are all common subjects in therapy, as well.

Dr. Powell also has had extensive training and experience in therapy with heterosexual, lesbian
and gay couples. She works with couples at all stages of their relationship. Some couples are just
who are deciding to separate and want to make the process as respectful and caring as they can.

In working with abuse and trauma survivors as well as other clients she has found EMDR (Eye
Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to be a valuable tool. Dr. Powell is also trained in
Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Existential, Systems, Solution-oriented and
Interpersonal Approaches to psychotherapy and healing.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology - Bowling Green S.U. - 1987
M.A. in Clinical Psychology - Bowling Green S.U. - 1985
B.S. in Chemistry - Furman University - 1971

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Private Practice, 1991 - present
Holly Hill Hospital Staff Psychologist, 1994-1995
Psychological Health Care of North Carolina Clinical Review and Authorization, 1991-1994
Wake County Mental Health Center Staff Psychologist II,
1987-1991

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Member - American Psychological Association Including
Divisions 35 and 44
Member - North Carolina Psychological Association
Member - EMDR International Association