Rebecca A. Powers, MD, MPH Psychiatrist
Education and Credentials
Dr. Powers is a Board Certified Diplomate in Adult Psychiatry and in the subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Her California State Medical License # is G72595. She specializes in diagnosing and treating anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, OCD and autistic spectrum disorders. She is a Forensic Expert for the legal system and helps teach that course for the Child and Adolescent Fellows at Stanford.
Dr. Powers received her bachelors in Technology in 1977 from Oregon Institute of Technology. While working full-time as a Medical Technologist, she completed a Masters in Public Health with the emphasis on Prevention in 1983. She completed Medical School in 1990 at Loma Linda University Medical Center and fulfilled residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She specialized in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as a fellow at Stanford and completed her fellowship in June 1995. As the Chief Fellow at Stanford, she was able to develop and be the Medical Director for the Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program.
Since completing her fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Powers was the Attending Psychiatrist for the Eating Disorder Clinic for Adolescents and for the Comprehensive Pediatric Care Unit at Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. She was the Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at a Seneca Center, a Day Treatment Program in Fremont, in Community Psychiatry for 7 years, as well as being in Private Practice Psychiatry.
Dr. Powers continues her Private Practice and also remains on faculty at Stanford. She was the President for the Santa Clara County Society of Psychiatric Physicians for 3 years and continues to be an active member of all major Psychiatric Associations both nationally and locally. In addition, she is currently the Chair for the Well Being Committee for Physicians in Santa Clara County, and also on the same committee at Stanford. She is a member of an elite national group of psychiatrists called the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry and this committee was able to write the first and only Clinical Manual of Prevention in Mental Health. Dr. Powers was also asked to be a Delegate for the Santa Clara Co. Medical Association to the California Medical Association.
Dr. Powers was the Founder, President and Medical Director of a mental health day treatment facility for women, Mountain Oak Comprehensive Care, PC (MOCC), in Santa Cruz County. Her latest venture is a new concept in transitional housing to teach independent living skills to young adults with autism.