Hello, my name is Paul and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. In addition to being an LPC I am certified to supervise (LPC-S) Licensed Professional Counselor Interns. I am also a member of the National Honor Society in Psychology and I have over 24 years experience working with individuals, couples and groups.
I believe in the power of the individual ~ in the individual’s creativity, courage, choice, free will, and desire to become better. I believe people make choices about themselves, others and the world, and set goals for their lives based on their perceptions of reality. Sometimes these perceptions are distorted and discouraging. Counseling aids individuals in discovering and recognizing their distorted views, in developing more effective ways to reach their goals, and in decreasing their discouragement.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution based and emotional interviewing therapies. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
The therapy process is a cooperative effort between the individual and the counselor where each assumes an active and responsible role in that process. I will contribute my knowledge and expertise to assist you in gaining insight and making educated choices, I will provide you with experiences in which to test those choices, and I will support you with encouragement, patience, and optimism. You will contribute your personal knowledge, your commitment to explore yourself and your beliefs honestly.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile! I look forward to talking with you and assisting you in achieving your goals.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Anger management
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #13335 (Expires: 2022-11-30)
I feel more at ease and he is helping immensely with my current anxieties and grieving process. He listens and is great at helping me work on my issues and teaching me new ways to look at things.
I have learned so much about myself and my capabilities. I really appreciate the time and support I consistently get. Thank you so very much.
Douglas helped me so much to deal with my low self esteem, that now I can say I feel happier than ever before in my life.
He straight away realised what my issues are and gave me the attention that I needed and the steps to work with my emotions. At the beginning I could not even believe how much my view of life has changed after a few short conversations we had.
I will always be grateful to Doug, for all the tools I now have to cope with my feelings.
I cannot say enough about how much my life has changed since I started counseling with Douglas.
I have only had two counselling sessions with Douglas but I find him to be very empathetic , knowledgeable and professional. He helps to provide valuable insight and different perspectives on specific problems. His approach has helped me to utilise different views and approaches on managing human conflict.