Paul Clark

LICSW, LCSW

About Me

Hello and thank you for reaching out,

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia who received my Bachelors and Master’s degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University (NSU) School of Social Work. I am also a retired Chief Petty Officer who grew up in the Washington D. C. area who recognizes and embraces difference and ethnic diversity. I am well known for being an extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring mental health professional who has worked with clients including active duty military and Veterans with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. My clinical experience includes the use of CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, and other evidence-based practices in the treatment of clients.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

My goal is to provide World Class Service, collaborate and empower you, the client, and build upon what is working for the client by using various therapeutic perspectives and models tailored to meet the clients individual and specific needs.

I am here to support and assist you as you work towards reaching your desired goals.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Hoarding , Military and Veterans Issues , Self-Harm

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #0904010740 (Expires: 2023-06-30)

LICSW #LC200001647 (Expires: 2023-07-31)

LCSW #44SC06071400 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Paul Clark. 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 A.N. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Paul is a helpful, reasonable, lovely, fun and to-the-point therapist

Written by C.H. on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and anger management

Paul Clark has helped me take a step back and evaluate what I can control and be more open with my family.

Written by T.O. on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Great therapist! Really listens and give sound, straightforward advice. Definitely worth it for me!

Written by M.A. on May 29, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Excellent so far

Written by M.I. on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

So far so good. I appreciate homework and accountability to keep me on track.

Written by B.R. on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He’s great!

Written by A.P. on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He is amazing

Written by S.A. on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Paul has been extremely helpful to me. I appreciate his non bias ear and thoughts

Written by M.A. on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I'm looking forward to talking to Paul Again

Written by A.N. on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief

Paul’s ability to really listen and focus on our conversations make me feel relaxed and more open to discuss things. He is very helpful in giving worksheets that pertain to me and gives guidance on how these can help.

Written by A.L. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Mr. Clark is genuine. He is relatable and does an excellent job at breaking things down.

Written by J.O. on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Paul Clark really captures and understands his patients I am tremendously blessed to have him.

Written by B.E. on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Great listener. Gave detailed pointers. Also shared documents for healthier and better living which was very useful

Written by B.E. on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts

Paul has an open, honest, and non-judgmental style of communicating that made me feel comfortable to share my vulnerabilities early on. I felt like he was “on my side” but also able to call me on what might be a false assumption. I definitely benefited from speaking with Paul.

Written by M.O. on Jan 14, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

Mr. Clark is an awesome therapist and I like the fact that he assigns homework and follows up on feedback.

Written by L.B. on Dec 12, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Paul was very helpful. He listened well and provided great advice. I do not normally share my personal challenges but he created a positive and comfortable space that encouraged me to share.

Written by M.A. on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Amazing therapist! Literally pin pointed what I needed to work on to help the issues I had to deal with. He helped me find the right methods so I can start my healing journey. With everything I expressed, he read between the lines and helped me find my standing ground. Exceptional work and knows exactly what he is doing. Loved working with him and I highly recommend him.

Written by L.A. on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, anger management, career difficulties, grief, sleeping disorders, and addictions

Very understanding and gives good tips and advice on what to do and how to go about it

Written by B.R. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Paul is awesome and had a wonderful ability to relate. He also hears out my problems and asks great questions that provoke thought and help me get into the root of what is going on. I love working with Paul and look forward to our sessions.

Written by R.A. on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

This is my first time in therapy and he makes it very easy and comfortable

Written by K.E. on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Paul has been excellent qt listening and understanding

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