James "Paul" Monahan

LCSW

About me

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Pennsylvania with 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have a wide range of practice experience from paid to volunteer work across different populations and settings. My favorite work has always been one on one. My specialities include adult children of alcoholics, adult children of narcissists, family issues, and relationship issues.

My therapy style is warm, laid-back and interactive. I will walk side by side with you on matters of the heart, especially for the matters you find most burdensome. My approach to the therapeutic process is mostly humanistic while also including eclecticism with elements of CBT, psychodynamics, solution-focused, somatic therapy, and polyvagal theory. My therapeutic stance is that of a guide on your journey of self-discovery. What you can expect from is relentless support in finding the solutions within yourself.

It often takes tremendous courage to simply seek help and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Dependent Personality , Family of Origin Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

PA LCSW CW020029


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for James "Paul" Monahan. 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 on Nov 18, 2022 after therapy with James "Paul" for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Feel very comfortable

Written on Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with James "Paul" for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Paul is very understanding and makes you feel heard

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with James "Paul" for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Thumbs up

Written on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with James "Paul" for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

Paul was very easy to talk to, my session was relaxed and enjoyable.

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with James "Paul" for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

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Written on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with James "Paul" for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Paul has listened, helped me sort through my feelings and enabled me to put a plan in place to feel safe and be able to move forward.

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with James "Paul" for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

James “Paul” is an excellent therapist. He took the time to understand me and my situation. He always listened to what I had to say, and everything I had to say, before providing his input. I felt that Paul was a great fit for me because of his compassion. He helped me become a better version of myself.

Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with James "Paul" for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have benefited tremendously from meeting regularly with Monahan and feel well understood and supported in my processing and progression towards my goals in and through therapy with him. I would highly recommend him for those seeking a listening, attentive, knowledgeable ear.

Written on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with James "Paul" for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd

James is very kind and intuitive. He understands my point of view and which approach works for me. He has a broad knowledge base and chooses appropriate techniques.

Written on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with James "Paul" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

James is a great listener and guides me to find my right path. I appreciate the aperture he has already opened.

Written on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with James "Paul" for 2 months on issues concerning sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

James Monahan helped me remove myself from toxic family relationships, and to have self-confidence. My anxiety was crippling before, but now I have confidence to be myself. He made me realize an inner strength I never knew I had. 10/10

Written on Jun 19, 2021 after therapy with James "Paul" for 3 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Only switched to him maybe a day or two ago and already feel much better. I was honestly getting ready to ask for a refund then I found James. He isn’t vague and he really seems to want to pay attention and be personable, understanding, and wants to help!

Work with me!