Elizabeth S. Powell, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: (714)-556-3610 x6447
Email: elizabeth.powell@vanguard.edu


  • Azusa Pacific University 2010
    Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
  • Vanguard University 2003
    B.A. Psychology


  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Researched Writing for Psychology Majors
  • Diversity Issues in the Helping Professions
  • Psychology and Christianity


Dr. Elizabeth Powell is excited to return to Vanguard as a faculty member after having completed her undergraduate education here. After her undergraduate studies, she went on to Azusa Pacific University to complete a Psy.D. in clinical psychology. While there Dr. Powell wrote her dissertation on Christian faith development in college students and worked in various clinical settings including college counseling centers, high schools, and community centers.

After completing her doctorate, Dr. Powell spent a few years teaching as adjunct faculty at Vanguard and supervising doctoral students at Azusa Pacific University. She also worked with Cloud and Fire Ministries in LA providing counseling services to at risk youth. Currently, she keeps a small caseload of clients at Journeys Counseling Ministry in Costa Mesa. Dr. Powell’s passion is helping people discover their purpose in life and exploring ways to use psychological training in ministry.

Outside of Vanguard, Dr. Powell enjoys traveling every chance she gets and exploring new cultures. She resides in Costa Mesa where she loves being close to work.