Terri Powell, MSW
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously.Eleanor Roosevelt
I completed my undergraduate studies at California State University Sacramento in 2003, graduating Suma Cum Laude with my Bachelor’s degree in Social work with an emphasis in Ethnic studies. Upon completion of my BSW, I helped to co-found a non-profit outpatient treatment program for adolescents and after 12 years of providing services to families and adolescents in the Placer community I returned to CSUS in 2015 and earned my Masters in Social Work Degree.
I have provided individual counseling for pre-teens/adolescents and their families, as well as individuals and couples therapy.
My strengths are partnering with youth and families providing strategies to create healthier relational systems and with individual clients to help them work through and develop realistic expectations that can lead to meaningful discoveries and change negative behavior patterns.
For 9 years I have provided school based counseling to students in the Roseville/Rocklin community.
My Graduate practice was with UC Davis CAARE center where I provided therapeutic services for children and families experiencing extreme trauma.
Upon graduating in 2003 with my BSW, I became involved in a community effort to support families navigating the challenges of adolescents. Understanding the importance of working with the entire family, I implemented the Parent Project, a national program facilitated in over 35 states to help parents navigate the teen years. After 5 years of facilitating parent and teen groups for the Placer community, there was an obvious need for low cost substance abuse treatment for families dealing with addiction. This turned into a 7 year project that culminated into the first non profit, intensive outpatient treatment center for adolescents in Placer county.
I also had agency contracts for adolescent and family counseling with the Placer County Office of Education and Placer County Children’s System of care. I’ve had contracts with the Rocklin School district for providing adult and adolescent group counseling and individual life skills education.
Over the years I have worked with many Individuals, Families, Teens and Couples who have sought support for issues with:
- Substance abuse/ Dependence and Co dependence
- Parenting skills
- Family/Marital/ individual relationship issues
- Grief and Loss
- Phase of life issues & transitions
My training is comprised of multiple therapeutic approaches which allows me to draw from a diverse set of tools and techniques that are specifically geared towards each person’s unique narrative and supports the best possible outcomes.
Drawing from diverse therapeutic approaches such as Narrative therapy, CBT, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused therapy allows me to meet the distinctive needs of the individual’s experiences.
With an integrative approach informed by attachment theory and interpersonal neurobiology, I utilize best practices that support overall wellness and advances the therapeutic process.
While I have had extensive work with youth and families dealing with addiction and relational conflict. I am also well versed in helping couples and individuals gain clarity and explore the barriers that are keeping them stuck in unhelpful patterns.
Born and raised in Colorado, I decided to give up my native card in 1985 to brave the west coast. I landed in San Francisco, and I have been a west coast girl ever since. My husband of 23 years and our two boys located to the Sacramento area in 1998. We have loved the slower lifestyle, and the close proximity to the city, ocean, lakes and mountains which we frequent as often a life will permit. I have a passion for music and my taste in genres changes like the seasons. Currently, I am a big blues, classic jazz and bluegrass fan, but can’t resist a great Earth, Wind and Fire jam. I love spending time with my family and watching our two sons navigate adulthood. Other hobbies of mine are cooking, gardening and exercising.
- 916.538.9552 (Call or Text)
Availability & Rates
- Monday-Friday, 9-7
- $150 per 50 minute session
- A few openings as low as $100 depending on need and availability