Meet James Powers

About Me

My work as a counselor is my second act. After retiring from the Department of Homeland Security where I worked as a United States Border Patrol agent and first-line supervisor for more than 25 years, I wanted to draw on my lived experience to help others in stressful situations.

My Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Central Michigan University includes a specialization in addiction counseling. That focus comes from my personal experiences and because it encompasses the treatment of many of the primary issues we all face, including trauma, stress, and anxiety. 

I enjoy engaging with adults of all ages, genders, and presenting issues. I particularly appreciate working with those individuals in the addiction recovery process, and those dealing with the unique issues of demanding professions on the front lines.

In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, playing golf, learning about history, following college football, and spending time with family.

About Me

My work as a counselor is my second act. After retiring from the Department of Homeland Security where I worked as a United States Border Patrol agent and first-line supervisor for more than 25 years, I wanted to draw on my lived experience to help others in stressful situations.

My Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Central Michigan University includes a specialization in addiction counseling. That focus comes from my personal experiences and because it encompasses the treatment of many of the primary issues we all face, including trauma, stress, and anxiety. 

I enjoy engaging with adults of all ages, genders, and presenting issues. I particularly appreciate working with those individuals in the addiction recovery process, and those dealing with the unique issues of demanding professions on the front lines.

In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, playing golf, learning about history, following college football, and spending time with family.

Individuals in Addiction Recovery

I have specialized training in addiction counseling with training, with a working knowledge of 12-step and non-12-step programs. I draw on this expertise as well as my personal experiences with those living in sober recovery to guide my clients through their own, unique addiction recovery journey.

Individuals Working in First Response, Military or Law Enforcement

My other passion is helping professionals in first responder roles, active or former military members, and law enforcement professionals. I served as a border patrol agent and grew up in a firefighter’s family. My father was a Detroit fireman for 30 years. I understand the unique challenges of this type of work and enjoy helping others manage the stresses of their job, address trauma, depression, or anxiety they may be dealing with, and to help them thrive, both personally and professionally.

Powers Psychotherapy Offices

Overlooking beautiful and serene Lake Success in downtown Northville, my offices offer a calming refuge with both indoor and outdoor treatment spaces.

Phone

(248) 453-2167

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Office Location

Northville Shores
640 Griswold Street
Northville, MI 48167

Open Hours

Mon-Fri: 9am - 9pm
Sat-Sun: 9am - 1pm
Evening and weekend appointments also available!