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 is extensively trained in the provision of evidence-based treatments for trauma and PTSD and offers both Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE). She also provides empirically supported treatment for Complicated Grief. Becca is also a member of our Behavioral Parent Training program where she helps parents and caregivers learn skills to best navigate difficult circumstances with their children. She has a particular passion for and expertise in working with parents of transition aged youth and has adapted our BPT program to best support this population. Becca's most recent passion is working with young adults (18-25) in their transition to adulthood and independence. She enjoys and has expertise in supporting young adults that struggle with anxiety, avoidance, and mood concerns that interfere with setting and maintaining vocational or educational goals. She combines interpersonal strengths of warmth, encouragement, and accountability with her expertise in goal-setting and concrete skill building to help clients find a sense of mastery, competence, and confidence in areas that may have a history of struggle or avoidance. In supporting this population and their families, Becca has created and is the director of our EMERGE (Enhancing Mastery and Efficacy to Reach Goals Effectively) program and is thrilled to be growing this program over the next few years!
Becca sees adults (ages 18+) in individual and group therapy settings, including working with adult caregivers in the Behavioral Parent Training program. Becca does not see children, adolescents, or provide couples or family therapy.
LEARN More: You can learn more about Becca's expertise and therapeutic style by reading her blog post