George Payapilly


About Me

Hello and warm welcomes, my name is George Payapilly, LMFT.
I welcome you and the challenges that you are encountering. I would like to offer my support and collaboration to understand your challenges and hopes and to develop helpful ways towards living a more beautiful life.
As a foundation, I carry a strength based approach that weaves a supportive fabric through this journey, where each person has unique qualities and gifts, some of which may be known and some not yet uncovered. Often difficulties in life bring opportunities for qualities to surface and in working with these challenges, skills can develop. Like plants, a tree starts as a small seedling which might encounter strong winds, this can feel unstable at first and overwhelming, and in time the capacity develops to deal with these situations and the trunk grows strong because of it, revealing insights and building skills that can become a fluid part of fruitful life.
Each person thrives in different ways, I have experience with a variety of approaches including strength based, somatic experiencing, solution focused, creative play, mindfulness, holistic, strategic family therapy, land and community relations, and spirituality. I have worked in community settings with individuals, groups, and families, from young children through high school age, and adults to elders. My family comes from two very different cultures and countries and I have been raised in another, so I have had the good fortune to see how many people carry in their bones different ways to see life and thrive. I am also interested in collaborating to find the approach that will be most helpful for you. While these approaches might have been fruitful for people that I have worked with before, what will be helpful for you will develop as we work together. I will be glad to hear from you and begin this support. I wish you well.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #106746 (Expires: 2024-05-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for George Payapilly. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by M.I. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with George for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

George is wonderful! He is one of the first therapists that I have seen consistently and I am so glad I found him. He truly cares for your well-being and listens without any judgements.

Written by D.A. on Oct 19, 2020 after therapy with George for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I’ve talked with multiple professionals over the years, but George is the first one to make me feel heard and that my feelings are valid. His ability to break apart and get to the real substance of an issue has been a massive help in dealing with a host of intertwined issues that alone I would be unable to manage. The time I spend talking with him is the most valuable part of my week and I can not recommend him enough.

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