Dr. Stephanie Power is the Director of Behavioral Health Services at FPG's Center for Integrative Care (CIC). Dr. Power is a licensed psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Teaching Associate in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maine and completed her fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Power's training in behavioral medicine (health psychology) and integrated care makes her an asset to the CIC. She splits her time between brief behavioral health consultation for patients being seen in the office that day, as well as patients that would like to schedule appointments for more in-depth psychological services. Dr. Power specializes in a form of therapy called Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
CBT is a short-term, evidenced-based treatment that helps patients learn coping strategies such as relaxation exercises, mindfulness, sleep management, problem-solving, and identifying unhelpful/disruptive thought patterns. CBT is an active form of therapy that involves setting goals and behavior change. Research has demonstrated that CBT is effective for improving psychological conditions, adjustment to chronic and devastating illness, understanding and acceptance of psychosocial challenges, and lifestyle modification.
Dr. Power treats patients 16 years of age and above and accepts most insurance. She provides consultation for our clinicians, works with individual patients, and leads groups. As part of the CIC, Dr. Power is working with her colleagues to develop innovative models for integrated care. Together they are developing and researching programs that provide patients exceptional care that not only improves functioning and quality of life, but also reduces disability, mortality, and overall medical costs.