Cora Powers, M.A.
  • Counseling Intern
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Child & Teen Issues
  • Young Adults
  • Family Issues
  • Identity Development
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Health, Sports, & Performance
Cora grew up in Eastern Kansas.  She earned her
bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of
Kansas where she was a member of the Women’s Swim
and Dive Team. It was during her time as a student-
athlete at KU that Cora first felt called to help others
through difficult and confusing times.  After graduating,
Cora moved to Knoxville to pursue her doctorate in
Counseling Psychology at the University of Tennessee,
where her research focuses on sport and performance
psychology. Cora completed her master’s degree in
Counseling Psychology in 2016 and is currently in the fifth
and final year of her doctoral training.

Cora is passionate about working with men, women, and
children in all stages of life to reach a place of balance
and psychological health. Cora seeks to provide a safe
place for clients to share their own stories and utilizes an
integrated interpersonal and cognitive behavioral
approach to work together with clients towards their
therapeutic goals. Her clinical areas of focus include
anxiety, depression, family issues, identity development,
and spirituality, as well as health, sport, and performance

Despite being a transplant to the Knoxville area, Cora
feels completely at home in East Tennessee. Since
moving, Cora has had a great time exploring Knoxville
and traveling to new places with friends. She loves
spending time outdoors, whether it’s swimming, running
with her dog, Otis, kayaking, or camping in the Smoky