Kaoru Powell, PhD

Provider Type: Psychiatrist

Serving: Pediatric

Kaoru Powell, PhD

Dr. Powell treats patients between 5 and 18 years old.
Dr. Kaoru “Ka” Powell (they/them) received their BA in psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and subsequently received their MA/PhD in clinical psychology with a child and family emphasis from the University of Montana. Dr. Powell completed an APA accredited predoctoral internship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. Throughout their training, Dr. Powell has worked with children and adolescents in a variety of care settings, including hospitals, community mental health clinics, and acute psychiatric inpatient units. Dr. Powell is joining the Counseling Center of New England as a postdoctoral fellow, and will continue their emphasis in child and adolescent psychotherapy and psychological testing.
Dr. Powell uses evidence-based practices, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), within a modular framework that is responsive to their clients’ values and priorities. In this way, they work collaboratively with their clients to determine targets for treatment, and flexibly apply the research-backed skills and exercises that have been shown to improve those target areas. Dr. Powell values the diverse backgrounds and belief systems that their clients bring to therapy, and will work diligently to adapt treatment to the unique needs of each family. Often, involving parents and caregivers in their child’s therapy produces more effective results; with this in mind, Dr. Powell routinely brings parents and caregivers into the therapy process with the goal of empowering the family unit to address issues as they arise in the home and school settings.

Specialties

  • Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Child Psychiatry Consultation
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Development Disorder
  • Eating Disorder
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Medication Review
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Personality Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)/Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Prescription/Refill
  • Psychiatric Medication Review
  • Psychiatry Consultation
  • Psychiatry Follow Up
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Schizophrenia/Psychotic Features
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Worry

Locations

Manchester, NH
148 Coolidge Ave
Manchester, NH 03102-3493
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