Dr. Paul Van Zeumeren

LMFT
Therapist Dr. Paul Van Zeumeren Photo

About Me

Are you having difficulties in your personal relationships or other areas of your life? Do you suspect that alcohol or substance use in your life is becoming an addictive behavior? Is sadness, worry, racing thoughts or other matters becoming intrusive in your life? If you are experiencing these or any other concerns, I would like to help you. I can do this using insight oriented psycho-therapy to encourage behaviors designed to replace unproductive actions and beliefs with a useful paradigm for living with peace of mind. I am a results oriented Marriage and Family Therapist. The Doctoral research I have completed situates me to assist you through the use of solution focused interventions designed to change perspectives using an action orientation. Improving one's relationships has been shown to improve one's quality of life and life satisfaction. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am skilled and experienced in working with couples and families. I have found working with adolescents to be especially rewarding.

As far as addiction is concerned, my Doctoral research and studies combined with an extensive Addiction counseling experience, have positioned me to blend psychological principles with classical addiction recovery philosophies. These perspectives, when combined are likely to increase a person's chances of a sustained and fruitful sobriety experience.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #115448 (Expires: 2023-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Paul Van Zeumeren. 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 C.H. on May 15, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks

He is amazing. He will give you advice that will help and will surely listen to you.

Written by J.A. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and adhd

Dr. Paul is one of the most proactive and informed therapists I've ever had. Not only does he have your best interest in mind but also he will put in the work to make sure you are taken care of in a timely manner. He's invested in your future and in your development, and I would not hesitate to choose him as a guide for your journey.

Written by W.I. on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Dr. Paul has been instrumental in my journey. His life experience, expertise, guidance and support has helped me push through personal blocks and see things from a different perspective while offering direct and honest feedback. I don't think I'd be as far along in my journey of growth if not for Dr. Paul. I can't put into words how much you have meant to me ! Thank you !

Written by A.N. on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Dr.Van always helps keeps me consistent and exploring new ways to help me and my mental health! My favorite therapist I’ve ever gone to and I absolutely highly recommend him!

Written by D.I. on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 1 month

Great guy and really knows how to connect with the client. Very easy to talk to. Recommend anyone looking to start therapy to talk to Paul!

Written by G.E. on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dr. Paul is amazing. He's very down to earth, patient, understanding, and knowledgeable. He helped me cope with work stress and anxiety, and was a great listener as well regarding family trauma. He also taught me useful techniques in terms of coping and managing a work-life balance. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of personal therapy.

Written by S.A. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dr. Paul is truly the best. He's kind and empathic, yet he is also very honest and helps bring light to different perspectives. I've experienced a phenomenal change since working with Dr. Paul. I started off in distress and now working my way to inner peace and balance with the help of speaking to Dr. Paul every week. I'm thankful and am confident anyone who works with Dr. Paul will also experience amazing results.

Written by K.R. on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Very down to earth. Easy to talk to, and honest.

Written by A.L. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

It’s just nice having Van to speak to about some of my issues. He seems very experienced in the area of alcohol and/or substance addiction and has offered great insights into my personal struggles with that. He is genuinely non-judgmental, listens, and sincere with his approach. I found him at a point in my life where I was doing so-so, but struggling with some family relationships and using alcohol as a coping mechanism. He has helped me with my sobriety by sharing his personal stories, and also some tools that have a track record of working for others. At the end of the day, the work needed to change your life resides outside of theropy, but it is helpful to have Van on your side cheering you on.

Written by J.O. on Dec 20, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Very helpful and listens

Written by M.I. on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dr. Van Zeumeren has a warm and friendly vibe, it was easy to open up and share with him. He brings experience in several areas, so he always had a good idea of what to suggest or work on. I enjoyed the worksheets and learning pages he provided, gave me structure to work on some of the anxiety I was feeling. I saw him for 2 months, and by the end felt much more empowered to handle my anxiety. He gave me tools and walked through how to control my thoughts to improve my feelings. I found our time very instructive and I would recommend him to others wanting a safe place to grow.

Written by L.Y. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Great professional!

Written by R.A. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

Enjoying my weekly therapy

Written by R.O. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd

He’s the best! He has helped me through some of the struggles I didn’t even know were there.

Written by D.W. on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I very much enjoy my conversations with Dr. Paul. He has helped me with getting through a difficult time in my life, and I look forward to my calls with Dr. Paul. He provides helpful advice and challenges/encourages me when appropriate. I would recommend Dr. Paul to anyone in need of therapy for difficult times in their life.

Written by J.O. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management

Very convenient.. the work sheets are helpful if you complete them and practice

Written by P.A. on Aug 15, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and eating disorders

Dr Paul is very personable, friendly and approachable. At the same time he makes me feel safe, protected and validates my feelings and opinions without judgement or shame
He is very good.

Written by C.A. on Jul 26, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr Van Zeumeren responds and listens to everything I have to say. Sometimes I do want to say more but he continues to talk and I sometimes forget what it was that I wanted to say. This more has to do with the online video format if anything, though I would like more questions to gage how I'm doing in hopes that I will be able to think of more during our sessions. This is in hopes that rather then being told how to connect the dots, I'll be able to do it myself. He is a wonderful therapist though, and I trust his expertise and what it is that he is doing for me, because it helps.

Written by S.A. on Jul 14, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 6 days on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I’ve just begun counseling but Dr. Paul is a great counselor. He has reached out sending tips and recourses, and has been very responsive and helpful with his messages. I definitely would recommend him!