Traci Powell

MSN, PMHNP-BC

Traci Powell

MSN, PMHNP-BC

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Telehealth Available
Professions: Life Coach, Mental Health Counselor, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - APRN 9282807
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: In-office or telehealth sessions:
$125 for a 60-minute session.
If you prefer longer sessions, $60 is charged for each additional 30-minutes.

In-home (or location of your choice) concierge psychiatric or counseling services:
$200 for a 60-minute session if within 30 miles of Winter Garden, FL.
For longer sessions, $100 is charged for each additional 30 minutes.

I travel to clients all over Florida to assist with healing from sexual abuse and past traumas, PTSD, and complex PTSD.
Clients located beyond 45 miles of Winter Garden will be responsible to cover travel expenses. Contact me at 352-717-4900 to discuss.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

161 S Boyd Street
Suite 100
Winter Garden, Florida 34787

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My Approach to Helping

I believe every woman's story matters. Often times, women hold those stories in. Locked up tight, believing it's not safe to share them. The problem is, eventually, your mind needs you to let it out, and no matter how "fine" your life looks on the outside, your story may begin to affect you physically and mentally no matter how hard you try to keep it locked up. I get it. Been there.

I know that with compassion and understanding true healing can happen. Sometimes, healing can feel like you're traveling a long twisted road, but with the right guidance and treatment, you will make it to the light at the end. I became a specialist who helps women overcome past hurts and traumas using the most current information regarding how our brains and bodies respond to those hurts and how to heal from them. I will work closely with you to help you achieve your goals, heal your hurts and finally be at peace with yourself on the inside.

More Info About My Practice

I started my practice after getting frustrated at the lack of current, evidence-based appropriate mental health treatment available to help women, especially sexual abuse survivors.

As someone who has recovered from sexual abuse and other traumas, as well as severe cases of perfectionism and self-hatred, I know what it's like to feel if as who you are on the inside doesn't match what people see on the outside. I also know how hard it can be to reach out for help when the world expects you to be "fine." I understand that women are often misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and over-medicated, and I know how shame can often keep you trapped in a world of isolation and fear, but I also know that with the right help, true healing can happen.

As a nurse practitioner, I believe women heal best when they are treated as a whole person - mind, body and spirit. As a trauma specialist, I know there is nothing wrong with you, but something may have happened to you that affects your life. No, you cannot always just leave the past in the past, but as we work together, you can heal from the past to change your present and future. It's my mission to empower you to get to know your authentic self so that you can rebuild into the woman, mother, sister, friend, partner or _________ (fill in the blank) you dream of being. You may feel broken now, but you can become a rebuilt woman, and as Hannah Gadsby said, "There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself."

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I lived my life in the constant pursuit of perfection. Created a family, became a nurse, then a neonatal nurse practitioner, built a house, got a dog, then another, and then added two cats to the mix. To the world, I had it all together. When I was 46, my whole world changed when my brain could no longer hide the secrets of my childhood that I had locked up tight for so many years, hoping to never think about again. Almost overnight, memories of years of child sexual abuse and living in an emotionally abuse house with an alcoholic father flooded me. I began having panic attacks. Depression set in. Deep depression.

As a nurse practitioner, I didn't feel I could reach out for help. What would people think about me and my ability to care for my patients? The stigma of what was happening to my mind terrified me. How could I ever tell someone? One night, stigma caused me to almost take my own life.

After that night, I knew I had no choice but to seek help, if not for me, then for my kids. With help, I did something I thought would never be possible - heal from what happened to me and finally feel as good on the inside as the world saw me on the outside.

In an 18-month period after that night, three of my colleagues completed suicide. No one saw any of them coming, and I realized if I had been successful in ending my own life, people would have said the same about me - "We had no idea she even had a problem."

This is why I returned to school to become a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. To be able to offer you a safe place to share your story and say to you that no matter what you're hiding from the world and living alone with, you have a right to heal. Believe me, I understand how bad it can hurt and how scary it can be, but don't let stigma hold you back and keep you trapped. Reach out. It's completely confidential and will change your life.

Call me for a free, confidential consultation to start on the road to healing and living your best life.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Consultation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I am a certified trauma professional who specializes in working with women's issues and have a subspecialty in working with sexual abuse-assault, childhood abuse, PTSD, and complex-PTSD.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Incest
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Narcissism
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)

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