Becca Edwards-Powell, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
BIO: Becca Edwards-Powell was born in North Carolina and has lived in the Triangle area for twenty years. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, working out, reading, and spending time with her husband and two children.
TRAINING: Becca completed her undergraduate degree in Interpersonal Communications from UNC Chapel Hill. She graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2008 with a Master's in Social Work. While in graduate school, Becca worked with trauma survivors in a variety of settings including shelters, crisis centers, and jails. After graduate school, Becca began working with children and families and received training in family therapy techniques and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Finding a passion in working with parents, Becca transitioned to working with adults. She went on to receive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
EXPERTISE: Becca has expertise in treating severe emotional dysregulation, impulsivity, traumatic stress, anxiety, and mood disorders. She has extensive training and is a certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) clinician through the Linehan Board. Using DBT, Becca has expertise in treating mood disturbances and self-injury, as well as suicidal and maladaptive coping behaviors that can accompany diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder. Becca has additional certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is extensively trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), another evidence-based treatment for PTSD.
Becca sees adults (ages 18+) and adolescents (ages 12+). Becca sees children (ages 6-12) in TF-CBT (trauma therapy) only. With the exception of TF-CBT, Becca does not see children under 12 or provide couples or family therapy.