Who is Trinetta Powell?
I’m a Licensed Professional Therapist with over 14 years of experience counseling and coaching women of color who have a range of mental and physical disabilities learn strategies to cope with life, and break patterns of limiting beliefs. I’m a wife, mom to 2 boys, 3 bonus young adults, and Gigi to 7 wonderful little people. I’m told by my clients and family that I’m really laid back, easy to talk to, and straightforward with my feedback. I would rather wear a pair of flats over heels, and jeans over dress slacks. My passion is to help women break the cycle of limiting beliefs, and live out the purpose God has for their life. My goal is to live life with no regrets, unapologetically, and by my own terms.
I am originally from Mobile, AL, affectionately known as the Port City and home of Mardi Gras. Yes, before any of my New Orleans peeps say anything look it up, lol. As a kid, I always knew I wanted a career where I could help others. I had a great example of what it was like to think beyond yourself being raised by my mother. Education was an expectation growing up. I went to college with the intention that I would become a nurse. However, God had a different plan for me. While in my nursing program, I discovered that I found more fulfillment in talking with the patients and their families to provide comfort and support emotionally. So in my junior year of college, I changed my major to Sociology, with plans to attend graduate school for a degree in Counseling. Some of my family members didn’t understand why I would change from a career path that would be secure and paid well. Despite their uncertainty, I knew I was making the best choice for me.
My Leap of Faith
I graduated with my Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, and later became a Licensed Professional Counselor. My husband, two boys and I moved to Texas in 2010 in the midst of the recession with the hope of a better future for our family. Texas was definitely different from Alabama, lol. Once we found a community, we think it is a good fit for us.
After working for different treatment facilities and agencies, I felt ready to take a leap of faith and begin the transition of working for myself. I opened my private practice Reveal and Restore Counseling, PLLC, in February 2020. My practice is focused on helping women of color cope with the stressors of life, find balance in their increasingly growing task list, and manage their roller coaster of emotions.
The Secret Sauce
The road has never been easy for me. Listen, I survived grad school during a high-risk pregnancy, getting married, major deaths in my family, living through Hurricane Katrina, and moving out of state with no extended family support. I have had to deal with naysayers, people who said they would help but didn’t, and a HUGE learning curve in starting a business.
I am a Christian and I can say my faith is what got me through; I am definitely resilient. All of the obstacles were meant to be a part of my journey to shape who I am today. My life experiences are the secret sauce that makes my clients feel safe and combined with my expertise in the field of mental health and sustaining a successful business makes me equipped to take my clients from chaos to clarity. They know I am not perfect. It is my goal to give my clients the strategies I use to overcome my own fears, remain consistent, and pursue God’s purpose for my life.