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Kevin M. Powell, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, trainer, and consultant who has been providing assessment and treatment services to at-risk (at-promise) children, adolescents, and their families for the past 3 decades. He has worked in schools, community-based agencies, a hospital, residential programs, and detention centers. He has provided clinical services addressing a variety of psychological issues including general delinquency, anxiety & mood disorders, adverse childhood experiences and trauma, and harmful sexual behavior problems.

Dr. Powell is also an adjunct faculty member at Colorado State University in the Department of Psychology where he lectures and is conducting research on protective factors associated with resilience in youth and adults (Powell et al., 2021). 

Kevin's mission is to EDUCATE, ENERGIZE, and Promote hope in teachers, mental health professionals, direct care staff, caseworkers, & parents regarding the valuable work they do with children, adolescents and families.

He has authored a children's book and guide for promoting character strengths titled, Jimmy and Invo's Superpowers: Developing Children's Character Strengths (2024), and a book titled, A Strengths-Based Approach for Intervention with At-Risk Youth (2015). He has also authored a children's book, Our Very Special Bodies (2014), which increases children's knowledge about their bodies and promotes open communication within families to help reduce the risk of childhood sexual victimization.  In addition, he has authored several book chapters focusing on strengths-based, relationship-based, holistic services for working effectively with youth and families.

In addition to his publications, Dr. Powell presents nationally and internationally on a variety of strengths-based topics to assist youth service providers, educators, and caregivers in promoting healthy, resilient child and adolescent development.



  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University (1997)

  • Predoctoral internship at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah (1996-97)

  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska (1990)

  • B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University (1987)


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