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Paul Pedersen, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

At several points in my life, mental health professionals have helped me find recovery and move forward toward health and wholeness. In my current work as a therapist, I welcome opportunities to accompany others on the journey to recovery, whether that means surviving trauma, overcoming addictions, improving relationships, career transitions, or learning to manage and live beyond symptoms of anxiety or depression. It would be an honor to help you clarify a future you imagine to be better, and to help you find the resilience to live into that future. That process can include discovering meanings for our experiences that don’t shackle us, but rather help us live more freely and fully. It can include cultivating mindfulness that keeps us grounded in the present. It can include practicing changes in our thinking and behavior that will increase the chances that we realize our better future.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sexuality, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

IL LCSW 149021530

Reviews

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Seems to understand where I’m coming from with my points of view so it’s a good start

Written on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd