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Daniel Powell(He/Him/His)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Addiction-Alcohol use disorder & addiction- Anxiety -Compulsive behavior- Depression-Childhood trauma-

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Professional statement

Daniel Craig Powell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in San Diego, CA. He specializes in working with those who have depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and those who experience substance abuse or psychosis. He also works with people whose compulsions may negatively impact their lives, including clients with OCD. 


Daniel’s approach to therapy centers around the connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), clients learn how certain thought patterns might result in negative emotional outcomes, such as low self-esteem or feelings of disconnections from others. He teaches clients how to avoid the cognitive distortions that lead to assumptions, checking thoughts against reality. Daniel also utilizes mindfulness exercises in his work so clients increase their self-awareness and develop emotional regulation strategies. 


Clients benefit from Daniel’s empathy and experience as a therapist. He enjoys engaging in conversations about existence and meaning, exploring how a person’s background led them to their current state and offering grounding perspective. 

Message to clients

Welcome to my practice. My approach to therapy is centered on your particular individual needs and circumstances. My goal is to give you individualized attention to your needs and that takes into account your objectives and challenges. With years of expertise, I have gained an in-depth knowledge of a variety of therapeutic approaches, which enables me to select the most appropraite method to help you meet your goals. 

Patients describe me as being empathetic, caring, funny, and easy to talk to. My goal is to provide an environment. where you can feel at ease discussing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. My mission is to assist you in gaining understanding, creating coping skills, and bringing about long-lasting improvement. I'm dedicated to supporting you on your path to better mental health and well-being by working together with you on achieving your goals.

Call today for a consultation and book a session with me.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 20 years

Southern Illinois University of Carbondale, Behavior Analyst Certification, 2006
Phillips Graduate Institute, Masters in Clinical Psychology, 2004
California State University of Northridge , Bachlors in Psychology, 2002
College of the Canyons, Associates in Social Sciences , 2000


California: 45635




Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Compulsive behavior - Coping with overwhelming urges and impulses, such as hair pulling or skin picking; developing alternative ways to reduce stress and alleviate suffering

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Daniel Powell is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Occidental College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Pomona College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Stanford University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Southern California Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (60min)

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