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Powell Cucchiella(He/Him/His)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York
Anxiety -Peak performance-Sports psychology- Stress management-Social anxiety-Performance anxiety-
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Professional statement

Powell Cucchiella is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and owner of Positively Elite, a private practice focused on mental health and peak performance for teens and young college adults. Powell has 8 years of experience as a mental health clinician with children and teens K-12, 6 years in his private practice with athletes, and over 15 years of experience working with teenagers with behavioral and emotional challenges. Powell has a gift for connecting with teenagers and creating performance changes in their life, relationships, and sport.

Powell uses a variety of therapeutic approaches to assist performers in moving towards the goals they have for themselves. Powell uses person centered therapy, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT), solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), and positive psychology practices, tailoring his approach to the specific needs of the client.

Powell is passionate about helping athletes, really performers of all types, be the best versions of themselves and perform at their peak potential in sport, relationships, school, and life. He helps them move through their mental blocks, create confidence / self-esteem, improve mental health and well-being and refine their focus and attention so that they can be more consistent and confident.

With the ability to meet virtually and a creative schedule, including nights and weekends, he is ready to help your athlete hit the next level, or at least get back to the level they should be at : )

Message to clients


I am a Licensed Therapist with a specialty in working with middle school, high school and college athletes interested in maintaining peak performance.

We work together to understand, manage and train their mental performance so that they can more consistently and confidently achieve at their peak potential in athletics, school, relationships, and life.

As a former division 1 athlete, I understand quite well the challenges we face in consistent and confident performance. I struggled with anxiety and was a rollercoaster of confidence. I lacked focus and the ability to control my mindset and emotions. This is all mental performance! Since then, nearly 20 years later, I have worked hard and spent countless hours to understand at the deepest level how the mind impacts life performance, and what I can do to manage and train it.

I have also realized a significant purpose in learning and applying this information... to help others move closer to and achieve the big goals they have for themselves in life. To help them do this with as much consistency and confidence as possible, managing well the ups and downs along the way. This is the high value I bring to my clients, and what I would hope for you!!!

More control! More confidence! Higher self-esteem! Better relationships! More life meaning! Better mental/emotional health! More achievement!

Are you interested in that? Please reach out to discuss the possibilities! Powell

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Positively Elite , Owner- Therapist- Mental Performance Coach
Private School - K-12, Mental Health Counselor
HPA Live Well Private Practice, Mental Health Clinician
The Sage Colleges , Adjunct Professor- Psychology- Human Development
Private High School, Psychology Teacher

UPenn, Foundations in Positive Psychology Certificate, 2020
The Sage Colleges, Masters in Counseling and Community Psychology - LMHC, 2015


New York: 009730




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

Peak performance - Addressing mental barriers to realizing full potential; overcoming performance anxiety and self-doubt to reach personal and professional goals

Sports psychology - Navigating mental roadblocks to physical goals; optimizing personal and team performances

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Performance anxiety - Underperforming, due exclusively to anxiety


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Powell Cucchiella is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$190 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Elite packages available for highest value