Last updated: 12/27/2019

Merrill Powers, MSW, LCSW (530) 852-5066
Last Updated: 12/27/2019
Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Consultant and Certified in EMDR Therapy Adults and Children
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Years of Experience: 25

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


CA - LCSW [LCS19451]

Credentials and Certifications:
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Certified in
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Level II Clinician
Social Work Supervisor
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)
Trauma Treatment, Postgraduate Certificate

Office and Contact Information
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Merrill Powers, MSW, LCSW, A Professional Corporation
1133 High St
Suite B
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 852-5066

Contact: Merrill Powers, LCSW

Office Hours:
Mon: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Tue: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Wed: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Thu: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: By appointment
Sat: By appointment
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Hour
Weekends: 6 Hours

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Home Visits
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Skype, etc.)

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Depression Education/Personal Development Family Issues Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Parenting Issues Phobias Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Abuse and/or Neglect Advocacy Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Disaster Relief Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Education Forensic Gender Identity Grief/Loss Immigration/Newcomer Learning Disabilities Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Personality Disorders Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychosomatic Runaways Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Advocacy Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Education Consultation EMDR Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Feminist Holistic Humanistic Information and Referral Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Parent Guidance Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Play Therapy Prevention Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Relational Social Support Systemic
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Art Therapy Behavioral Body Centered Psychotherapy Case Management Crisis Intervention Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Early Intervention (Birth to 3 years) Energy Therapy Ericksonian Evaluation/Diagnostic Existential Psychotherapy Forensic Evaluation Gestalt Gottman Method Imago Relationship Therapy Integrative Medicine Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Internal Family Systems (IFS) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Narrative Therapy Nutrition Counseling Outreach Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Sandplay Therapy Satir Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Somatic Experiencing Sports Psychology Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Online Therapy
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Children (6-12) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Children of Divorce College Students Gifted Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples Military/Veterans Step Families Suicidal
Biracial Cancer Patients Caregivers Chronic Illness Disabled Immigrants/Refugees Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Twins
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish
LDS/Mormon Muslim Pagan
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Arabic Armenian Asian Hispanic Indian Irish Italian Native American Russian
Professional Associations
EMDR International Association National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $175
Couples: $175
Group: N/A
Family: $175

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education
Information & Referral

Blue Cross PPO (Prudent Buyer) United HealthCare (Options PPO)

EMDR Consultation, Basic and Certification
Consultation for therapists fully trained in EMDR, or to meet basic training requirements. Hours toward certification and/or consultation to be a consultant.
Group Focus: Trauma/PTSD
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Member Gender:
Location: Office, video, phone
1133 High St
Suite B
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: (530) 852-5066
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Friday