Welcome Dr. Powell!
Please join us in welcoming our new Adult Counselor and Sexual Assault Advocacy Team Coordinator Kim Powell, PhD, LPC-S. Dr. Powell has extensive experience serving the community in her role as a counselor. She has been counseling for over 20 years, working as a campus counselor for 15 years and as an intervention counselor in the school setting for 4 years. In addition to school counseling, she worked at a residential treatment center that served clients with chemical and behavioral addictions both during and after her doctoral internship.
Dr. Powell's credential's include: a bachelor’s degree in education, a master’s degree in educational leadership, master’s level graduate work in counseling and development and women’s studies, certifications as a teacher and school counselor, a PhD in family therapy, and she is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor. I think we can all agree she is impressive- her credentials needed their own paragraph!
Dr. Kim Powell has taken charge of our Survivor Advocacy Team (SAT) since her arrival at DCFOF. SAT is a mixed group of dedicated community volunteers, interns, and staff who are committed to providing support and resources to victims of sexual assault and relationship violence when they need it most. SAT members accompany victims at the hospital, providing information, clothing, and a teddy bear for comfort. SAT members may also accompany the victim to the police station or court if requested. At the time of crisis you are the single person that does not want or need anything from the victim. You are simply there as a resource and for support. This volunteer role is so important, and due to the nature of what SAT members encounter, there is an additional 30 hour training required.
But in the end, as it is with all of our staff, Kim's motivation is all about the people we serve.
"I counseled in private practice for about a year, but discovered that I preferred to work in a setting with other professionals with a common mission" says Dr. Powell. "I have made Denton my home for more than 25 years. I am looking forward to and am honored to serve my community, especially women and children affected by intimate partner violence, by being part of the mission of Denton County Friends of the family. I am passionate about serving women and helping them to own their voices and create their best lives."
Learn more about SAT