I am a licenced professional counselor in Virginia and Connecticut, currently residing in New York. With over 8 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach, I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance concerns, family/relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and more specific diagnoses like autism-spectrum disorders and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma or abuse.
My counseling style is laid back and tailored to the person I'm working with. I believe in unconditional positive regard, humor, and bringing out the potential that already exists within you. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, and family-systems counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CT LPC 003724
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Paul is always attentive, smart, and makes you feel heard. He is always easy to talk to and its never awkward when you need a moment to think to respond. He always seems to know exactly what to say and gives you a place to heal.
Written on Feb 19, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Best therapist I’ve ever had the pleasure
Written on Dec 20, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Excellent communication, great listener, friendly and approachable.
Written on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
Paul has been an incredible asset to my life since I started in October and has helped me in times of pivotal transition. I’m very satisfied with the relationship so far and look forward to continuing.
Written on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd
Paul listens and is able to guide me through and discover weaknesses as well as ways of addressing issues.
Written on Dec 24, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 2 months
I've only had two sessions with Paul as of yet, but I can already tell how beneficial it's been, and how beneficial it will continue to be in the future. He offers great insight into issues I've been dealing with for many years, and I'm glad I got referred to Paul.
Written on Dec 21, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and adhd