Johanna Powell, Ph.D., LMFT

Johanna Powell

Chair, Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) Program

Associate Professor


Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy
B.A., Management and Human Relations


Dr. Johanna Powell, Ph.d., LMFT completed her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES), and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). Dr. Powell focused on supervision, attachment, shame and perfectionism in her doctoral research. Therapeutically, she works with individuals and family groups through a systemic, attachment lens. She also utilizes personality theory through the lenses of the Enneagram and the MBTI to help facilitate mirroring and owning one’s own unique presence, contributions, strengths, and growth opportunities in the world and in relationships. With her students, she focuses on liberation and advocacy through ethical professional development of the person of the counselor and through effective use and contextualization of research.