Brian Powell, MSW

Brian Powell, MSW


Brian has over 25 years experience in social work and counseling, and specializes in trauma therapy using EMDR and other techniques that free clients from their emotional pain and symptoms. As a therapist he is deeply concerned with supporting your emotional safety and growth. As a social worker he is highly motivated to connect you to resources and supports that will increase your skills and capacities in all areas of your life. Reasons people work with Brian: intrusive memories, depression/mania, anxiety, OCD, victim/witness of crime, grief/loss, addictions, self esteem, life changes, anger management, gender identity, divorce/trust, pain.

Brian specializes in EMDR, Progressive Counting and The Flash Technique – clinically proven techniques that resole trauma symptoms. He also uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, art therapy and hypnotherapy to address underlying feelings and behaviors and to help you heal from trauma, learn new ways to solve problems and develop new ways of thinking and behaving to achieve your goals.

“I’m very passionate about the transformative power of EMDR within a really warm and engaging therapeutic relationship – I love seeing my clients get their vitality and clarity back!”

I really felt cared for and appreciated your ability to connect and also share insights, humor, and to think outside the box.

D.C.

I don’t know that I’ve ever felt more seen by anyone than I did with Brian. Through working with him I felt truly strong and able to live my life fully for possibly the first time. I feel like all my pieces have been put back together into a shape that feels good to inhabit.

G.B.

Brian was fantastic! I had strong hesitations about working with a male therapist, but he far exceeded my expectations. Although the treatment itself was quite intense and emotional, it was a pleasure to work with someone as patient, gentle, compassionate, intuitive, and non-judgmental.

A.E.

Brian helped me immensely. He was patient, knowledgeable and kind. Brian gave me many useful tips that I still use today. The EMDR seemed to help immediately for me. It felt like real closure once the session was done.

L.O.

I am filled with gratitude for the experience because it helped jumpstart my healing process and connect me to pieces of myself I had completely lost. I was only able to have this transformative experience because of the work of Brian. 

S.A

As someone who has suffered from debilitating trauma, traditional forms of behavioral therapy were a frustratingly ill fit. The practice of EMDR as administered by Brian, a thoughtful and holistic practitioner, feels comparatively like a miracle. 

R.A

By taking the teeth from my most traumatic experiences I have made room to usher in a clarity I never thought could be available to me.

G.R.