David M. Powers

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Verified by Psychology Today
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David M. Powers

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

127 Jewell St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 661-8919
Offers online therapy

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About

Why are you seeking a therapist? Gaining an understanding of your needs is the first step we take together to develop your personal therapy. Yes, you read that right. I encourage my clients to be active participants in the development of their therapy. What is effective for one person is not necessarily effective for another. The strength of my therapeutic approach is in its transparency and my focus on guiding and empowering you, the client, in becoming an agent of change in your own life.
What kind of therapist do you want? An important question. I bring a diverse vision of interpersonal communication dynamics and cognitive/emotional centered problem solving to our therapy. From a foundation of empathy and compassion, my therapeutic process is solution focused, collaborative and direct.
I enable a safe and honest therapy experience with an emphasis on cognitive deconstruction/reconstruction for the purpose of healing, development of intentionality and mindfulness, life management and effective, non-violent communication skills. I treat couples and individuals ages 15 years and older on a sliding scale, MediCal, and Cigna.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $90 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Medi-Cal
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • License: California / 110906
  • School: Palo Alto University
  • Year Graduated: 2016

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Palo Alto University / Master of Arts in Counseling
  • Certificate Date: 2016
  • Certificate: Board of Behavioral Science / PCCI3721
  • Certificate Date: 2017
  • Certificate: California / LPCC-7534
  • Certificate Date: 2020

Location

127 Jewell St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 661-8919
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Personality Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Gottman Method
  • Lev 1 Gottman Method training completed
  • Lev 1-3 Relational Life Therapy training completed
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

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Last Modified: 4 Jan 2022
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David M. Powers

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC