Business Opportunity

“Empower Behavioral Health is committed to empowering both our clients and our counselors. If you’re a counselor, we’d like to tell you our story. We manage the business side of your practice. You focus on your clients and provide the best care possible. If you are a licensed mental health provider (LCSW, LPC, PhD, MD) and want to work with a group of like-minded colleagues in a supportive environment, please contact Lisa Lapidus at... read more

Empower Provides Insights for Holiday Stress

During the 2014 holiday season, WAFF 48 sought expertise from Empower Behavioral Health to help their viewers deal with several types of holiday stress. One story covered how people can break from their holiday debt. Another story covered how people can manage the overall stress levels which sometimes come at the holiday season.... read more
Ribbon Cutting and Starting to Blog

Ribbon Cutting and Starting to Blog

Welcome to our blog! We have recently started a blog on our website. I am one of the older therapists at Empower. I don’t know much about how to write a blog. When our marketing adviser suggested we write a post about our ribbon cutting, I volunteered, partly because I wanted to learn more about this blog thing. Empower Behavioral Health held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 24th the opening of our counseling practice. We wanted to share our happiness and thank those who helped us achieve our vision. Mark Russell, City Councilman, offered words of support regarding the opening of Empower and assisted in the ribbon-cutting. We were also delighted to welcome special guest Senator Arthur Orr who is the former employer of one of our new therapists, Tracy Harris. Carrie Coan, of Carrie’s Kitchen, provided scrumptious food! The ribbon cutting was a terrific success. We had over 100 people attend. Everyone lingered to talk and share stories. We saw old friends and new friends come through our doors. It was a wonderful evening! Empower Behavioral Health is a group of licensed mental health professionals. In addition to me, there are five other therapists: the aforementioned Tracy Harris, Lisa Lapidus, Stan Long, Heather Surber, and Kellie Turchetta. Each of us will be contributing to this blog space over the coming weeks and months. We want you to know us and feel comfortable talking to us. I hope this helps! I often talk to my clients about how important it is to practice new behaviors. I like to say “You don’t come see a therapist to keep doing the... read more
NCAC Celebration for the Kids

NCAC Celebration for the Kids

National Children’s Advocacy Center’s September Celebration for the Kids. All efforts helped us to raise over $100,000 to support local victims of child abuse! read more

Welcome to Kellie Turchetta

Empower is pleased to announce the addition of Kellie Turchetta to its team of counselors. Kellie brings over fifteen years experience working with families and children.  As a Counselor, Kellie will specialize in the treatment of PTSD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, adjustment and mood disorders, as well as childhood... read more

It Gets Better

Published on May 30, 2013 The NASA JSC It Gets Better video is a video project created by the “Out & Allied @ JSC Employee Resource Group” of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It was created as an outreach tool primarily directed at high school and college-aged lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals who are victims of bullying and/or have been affected by bullying. This video sends the message to current and future NASA employees that it is OK to be LGBTQ, and that NASA JSC management supports and encourages an inclusive, diverse workforce in our... read more

An 8-week Group on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Do you face daily demands and overwhelming difficulties that cause seemingly uncontrollable feelings of anxiety and fear? • Are you troubled by negative thoughts? • Do you want to learn how to calm yourself and to reclaim your sense of innate goodness and well-being? If so, you will benefit from this group. For centuries, the meditative practice of mindfulness has offered a quiet retreat away from life’s pressures and has enabled us to reconnect to our inner wisdom and peace. In these group sessions, you will learn: • How to discover your peaceful center • How to calm stress, enhance concentration, and reduce the symptoms of anxiety • How to live with a more open heart and resilient mind • How to feel more at home in your body The group will meet on 8 consecutive Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:30  pm at Empower Behavioral... read more

Wellness Programs

Wellness Programs

Physical activity and emotional well-being are important components of an overall wellness program. Learn more about how Empower can build a program for you.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services

Our counseling services are designed to be efficient and effective, but always compassionate. We offer a safe, stigma-free, confidential environment to every client