Jen Powell is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist at The Anxiety & Stress Management Institute. Jen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Auburn University in 2004, and she holds a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Georgia Southern University.
Jen believes that the relationship between the therapist and client is one of the key factors in facilitating positive self-growth, and that implementing a humanistic, person-centered approach to therapy serves to provide clients with feelings of self-acceptance and empowerment in their journey towards wellness. Jen utilizes aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, insight-oriented therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, hypnotherapy, and psychodynamic-relational therapy.
Jen works collaboratively with clients in developing skills to help increase interpersonal effectiveness and assertiveness, tolerate distressing situations, and learn how to regulate overwhelming emotions. Additionally, Jen believes that it is often necessary to identify and heal unresolved childhood traumas which continue to affect clients in their adult lives. Often, through the use of experiential techniques and insight, clients are able to access the underlying concerns that are causing them pain that may be difficult to express with talk therapy alone. By accessing deeper arenas of the mind through creative expression, clients are able to gain insight into their true Selves.
Jen’s clinical interests include anxiety disorders, PTSD, complex PTSD, dissociative disorders, personality disorders, relationship concerns, ADHD, women’s issues, family of origin concerns, mood disorders, life transitions, and eating disorders.
Jen has extensive experience in giving presentations to members of the community to raise awareness on how to effectively manage anxiety and stress, and she has also given psychoeducational presentations and workshops on both the collegiate and corporate levels. The environments in which Jen has worked with clients include university, career, counseling centers, community-based intervention settings, and private practice. Jen works with adolescents, adults, and families.
Jen Powell is licensed in the State of Georgia as a Licensed Professional Counselor (# LPC006286).