Meet Your Counselors

Who’s Who

Kayla Douglas, LMSW

Approach: Kayla Douglas (she/her) graduated with a B.A. and Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She has been an embedded CAPS counselor in the College of Engineering since 2020. Kayla utilizes an integrative strengths-based approach that is grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness strategies. She is committed to providing a safe and non-judgmental environment, while working collaboratively with students to empower them with the ability to grow their self-awareness, set goals, understand their values and develop resilience. 
Clinical Interests:Kayla’s clinical interests include resilience, trauma, transition and adjustment, life skill and identity development, family of origin concerns and relationships. In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, teaching, coaching swimming, cooking, being active through activities like swimming, running and yoga and anything creative or adventurous where she can try something new. 
Email: [email protected]
Office: 145C Chrysler Center

Who’s Who

Emily Powers, LLMSW

Approach: I strive to nurture client relationships through the use of collaboration, empowerment, openness, and respect. I help clients navigate their thoughts, beliefs, and emotions while encouraging them to find and develop their own voice, use that voice, and challenge the status quo/any systemic barriers they might encounter. I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of each client’s journey of self-exploration and growth. I tend to utilize holistic and integrative therapeutic approaches rooted in multicultural counseling, feminist theory, systems theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, and person-centered therapy.
Clinical Interests:Emily’s clinical interests include identity development and exploration, transracial and transnational adoptee concerns, life adjustments and transitions, women’s issues and empowerment, multicultural concerns, academic stress and anxiety, perfectionism, parent-child relational concerns, relationship concerns, family of origin concerns, systemic oppression, and social justice issues
Email: [email protected]
Office: 145B Chrysler Center

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