My goal as your therapist is to "help you through"; the challenges that you are currently facing. My clients see me as a compassionate listener with a huge tool box of ways to counteract these challenges. These clients present with issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse issues and relationship problems.
I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a minor in Psychology; Boston University School of Theology with a major in Pastoral Counseling; and with an MSSW from the Universoty of Louisville majoring in Mental Health. I have also studied at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and the Family Institute of Cincinnati.
I use evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I use mindfulness techniques, Emotional Freedom Technique and IRest Yoga Nidra.
I see myself as a holistic practioner who listens to each client to understand their personal goals and how my skills might best help them.
--PTSD/Trauma and Abuse.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Men's Issues, Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy
IN LCSW 34002114A
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Paul has been great since our first zoom meeting! Will definitely recommend!
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Helps me across a variety of topics regarding my mental health.
Written on Nov 16, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and self esteem
Paul is great
Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd
Simply the best!
Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem
He has been amazing at helping me understand myself and figure out what needs to get done for my happiness. Provides excellent sources and provides a great environment for expressing my concerns
Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Paul is an experienced and friendly therapist. He listened to my challenges patiently and offers relevant and useful guidance and techniques to tap into our mind and overcome what in the right perspective are mostly superficial challenges of this world that sometimes unnecessarily bother us.
Written on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and coaching