Lenore Powers, MA, LMSW, holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University, an additional Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University in Arlington, VA, as well as an advanced degree in Humanistic Counseling from the Roehampton University in London, England.
Lenore’s early work at The Women’s Center, serving the greater Washington, DC area, as well as Nottingham-Trent University and The University of London, provided experience in the areas of eating disorders, relationship issues, career counseling, and mental health issues related to college life and young adulthood.
Lenore’s professional development changed course when she learned that her two sons, 1 and 3 years of age, were diagnosed with Autism. Driven by her personal experiences, Lenore began to focus her clinical work on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities. In 2008, Lenore began working for The Guidance Center of NY where she developed a highly successful Autism Program consisting of parent support groups, individual counseling, and weekend recreational programs for families and children impacted by Autism.
Currently, Lenore uses her advanced clinical skills and expertise to help clients across the lifespan, from childhood through adulthood, improve functioning, overcome challenges, and build confidence through healthy coping and communication skills. Areas of special interest include helping those who experience anxiety, depression, ADHD, and OCD. She is passionate about supporting individuals and couples facing marriage and family issues, life transitions, and parenting challenges. She is an expert advocate and often assists parents of special needs children as they navigate the school system and seek appropriate community supports.
Lenore utilizes evidenced based practices and is trained in both DBT and CBT. In therapy, her approach is Solution-Focused and client-centered, with the belief that personal growth and change can be facilitated by helping clients identify and access their own internal resources and strengths.
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