Angela Powell, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Mateo
Have you experienced events in your life that left you feeling scared, worried, and fearful about your safety and the future? If so, you may be suffering from trauma. As a trauma-focused practitioner, I have assisted children, teens, and adults in building resilience, finding hope, and improving their relationships with others. Many of my clients are victims and survivors of childhood trauma which can leave a person feeling detached and without the ability to set limits and boundaries in relationships. Much of my experience has been working directly with families of difficult, acting-out, and aggressive children and teens.
I specialize in a therapeutic practice called Eye Movement Desensitization Response (EMDR) which uses bilateral stimulation to activate the problem solving process. It is commonly used with people that have trauma and anxiety disorders. I also specialize in working with LGBTTQQIA-2 community and at-risk youth.
Clients have described me as being enthusiastic, humorous, engaging, and authentic. My interventions are strength-based and I have a strong focus on meeting clients where they are at and often utilize motivational interviewing techniques to gauge the motivation for change. Building a strong rapport is a necessary foundation.
Call or Email Angela Powell for a free consultation now - (707) 348-4224


  • License No. and State: LMFT90384 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
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  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Family Conflict
  • Self-Harming


  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American, Hispanic and Latino


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2017
Angela Powell, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Mateo

Angela Powell

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT