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Born and raised in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, Dr. Trina Powell has provided a variety of mental health services to children, families, and adults. A 1991 graduate of Hampton University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Dr. Powell has over 20 years of professional mental health training and experience. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Bowie State University in 1995, and her Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2004 from Argosy University. She is a licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as a member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association and the Association for Play Therapy.
Dr. Powell has worked as the Clinical Supervisor in Level V schools, in private mental health outpatient clinics and in private practice. Over the years, Dr. Powell has provided individual, group, family, and marriage counseling to a plethora of clients. Issues she has addressed include, but are not limited to, mood disorders, victimization, post traumatic stress disorder, adjustment, conflict management depression, and relationship problems. Although she innately draws upon a cognitive-behavioral theoretical orientation, she considers herself an eclectic therapist, drawing upon the theoretical model that would best serve the client’s needs.
Trina was blessed to have grown up in a Christian household with strong religious beliefs and practices. If you ask her, she would say, “I had a praying grandmother who instilled praying in my parents, who then instilled it in me.” She made a personal profession of faith during her high school years and since then has been diligently growing spiritually. Trina has a strong belief that through God, all things are possible for those who believe and love Him. She further believes that God uses her to be a blessing to others, and she embraces that calling as she strives each day to be more of a blessing to Him and to all of His people.
Dr. Powell is a current member of a local church in MD and has been worshiping and serving there for over 25 years. Over the years she has served in a variety of capacities, but her current ministry activities include working in the Youth and the Music and Arts Departments.