Lindsey Power, LMSW
Clinical Director and Therapist
MSW | Clinical Social Work | Michigan State University
BS | Psychology | Michigan State University
As a therapist, Lindsey uses a strengths-based, collaborative approach with kids/teens and their parents. Lindsey became a therapist because she believes young people deserve to have a fierce support person in their corner, especially when bad things happen. She wants you to know that everyone gets nervous to meet someone new – and it’s okay to see what therapy is all about if you aren’t quite sure if it’s for you. Therapists are just people who are trained to help you deal with hard things – it is their job to make a plan with you, and help find what might work best for you. Your therapist should be an advocate for you and your goals. People of all ages do therapy to get support with many kinds of things, especially when something traumatic has happened. If something traumatic has happened to you, you are not alone.
Lindsey is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Michigan and Indiana. At Small Talk, she provides individual and group therapy for children, teens, and caregivers, and directs the Healthy Boundaries Treatment Program at Small Talk for youth with sexual behavior concerns. Lindsey welcomes and celebrates all identities, and meets clients where they are with a non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, and sex positive approach. She is affirming toward racial equity, sexual orientation/gender identity, and neurodivergence, among others. She is nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and has extensive training in treatment for youth with sexual behaviors. She uses a variety of treatment models and techniques in practice including play therapy, somatic processing, mindfulness, musical and expressive arts, and others. Lindsey has facilitated courses, trainings, and workshops in a variety of subjects for clinicians and professionals including working with youth with sexual behavior concerns, youth advocacy, victim advocacy, evidence-based trauma treatment and assessment, strengths-based approach, risk assessment, clinical case management, trauma-informed practices for service professionals in communities, juvenile justice and court-involved youth/families, ethical practices in human services, and others. She has developed programs, services, and curriculum throughout her career, as well as at Small Talk.
When she’s not at work, Lindsey enjoys being outdoors – camping, hiking, gardening, and building a good campfire to cook over. She is a Michigan native and loves the Great Lakes and fall colors. She spends her spare time cooking comfort food (usually chili or something on the grill), watching old Star Trek episodes, and being a kid at heart – playing board/card games, watching almost any kind of comedy or funny videos, and pulling silly pranks on family members.