Dr. Paul Wright

(PhD, LPC, NBCCH)
Therapist Dr. Paul Wright Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Missouri. For over ten years, I have been offering counseling and life coaching services to individuals, couples, and families. Some of my specializations include working with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, emotional trauma, work-related problems, arousal dysregulation, OCD issues, self-sabotaging thought processes, clinical mental health issues, career struggles, and many other significant life challenges. As a mental health specialist and performance consultant, I also enjoy the challenge of working with athletes, businessmen/women, musicians, teachers, artists, and members of the military forces.

My professional orientation centers on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and solution-focused counseling. I believe that therapy is much like a beautiful choreographed dance step. Client and counselor work together to achieve success through a reciprocal relationship built upon respect, trust, and positivity. Entering into the counseling relationship takes extraordinary courage and strength of character. I pride my practice on being welcoming, positive, genuine, and client-centered. This responsibility to help my clients is a sacred trust not taken lightly.

Counseling sessions are generally a combination of talk therapy, discussion, problem-solving exercises, and experiential activities designed specifically to help each client overcome their unique challenges. Some of the tools used in the counseling process include mindfulness training, cognitive reframing, goal setting, positive self-talk, communication skill building, introspection, motivational interviewing, and traditional narrative discourse. In addition to the more traditional approaches, I carry specializations and certifications in performance psychology, clinical hypnotherapy, wellness coaching, and career counseling. I have spent many years living in Europe, Asia, and North America. As such, I enjoy the opportunity to work with clients from very diverse backgrounds.

I truly look forward to working beside you through the counseling relationship. I truly count it as an honor and a privilege to share your life experience.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...
Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2015002770 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

I don't believe in depression until I fell into that rabbit hole myself. Dr Wright has been with me every stage of the way. The writing was a big part of my recovery and I get to share my thoughts anytime, anywhere with Dr Wright, knowing he would understand and help me through.

Written by S.H. on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

He's the best!

Written by L.A. on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 8 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Paul is perfectly suited to me and I am happy with his help.

Written by S.U. on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders

Dr. Wright was very helpful to me. He moved my thinking in new and helpful directions. He gave me the confidence to set healthy boundaries with my family while encouraging family activities. My family relationships have improved significantly and I can move forward focusing on the positive. I would highly recommend Dr. Wright and the Better Help Platform .

Written by K.Y. on Jun 18, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Very understanding and offers many ways to deal with your stress and other problems

Written by C.H. on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very good and focused. Quick to identify the concerning issues, and to provide targeted solutions..I would definitely recommend Dr Write to friends/colleagues.

Written by J.U. on May 14, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Wright is kind, knowledgeable and will guide you towards better mental health.

Written by R.A. on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

He's great, helpful and is able to frame negative things in a positive way

Written by I.L. on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks

After searching online I came across Better Help and searched through the counsellors and stopped at Dr Wright. His profile, experience and the references were enough for me to choose Dr Wright as my counsellor. I was so right with my choice and after a few sessions have been understood, the help that I need has been pinpointed and the assignments are most helpful. Glad I started this journey. Best help at Better help!

Written by H.A. on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Dr Paul is one in a million. He gives solution focused advice while finding unique ways to help with what you’re going through. Dr Paul genuinely cares. He is passionate about what he does and it shows with the way he’s always so present on our calls. I live in Dubai, yet he always accommodates to my time-zone and understands foreign cultures with an unbiased and open-minded perspective. My first session with Dr Paul was a year ago and he’s aided in my growth tremendously. If you're lucky enough to have found him on BetterHelp, I’m happy for you, you’ve come to the right place.

Written by M.A. on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

WOW! I don’t even know where to start. Starting counseling/ therapy always was difficult for me. I come from a strong family where we’ve always just “figured it out”. I knew there was something I needed help with but couldn’t put my finger on it. Kinda always put it on the back burner type of gal.
I had so much anxiety going into my first video session because I couldn’t even begin to start where my issues are coming from or even how or why they start.

I can’t begin to tell you how comfortable I felt in our first meeting. Felt like I finally met the friend/person I’ve been needing to finally open up to. I feel no judgment. In fact, I feel like I can fully openly talk to someone who will give me advice on growing and being a better version of myself than I knew I could be.
I am in a relationship, and I’m very happy. I decided to take therapy to surface a lot of negativity that’s been haunting me. Dr. Wright, I’m beyond happy I found you.

Written by R.I. on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Wright is absolutely brilliant and thoughtful. His approach is non aggressive which helps me feel comfortable. He is reassuring and astute . I truly appreciate the time I have spent with him thus far. I look forward to my sessions every week.

Written by J.A. on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and career difficulties

I was somehow blessed with being paired with Dr. Wright. He has been exactly what I needed in my life. He is very smart and motivating. He approaches my issues by giving me creative, doable, beautiful tools that address my needs. Dr. Wright is one of the most impressive, kind, and helpful people I have ever encountered. It is difficult to overstate how effective his strategies and presence have been in helping me overcome my demons. I highly recommend Dr. Wright to those who truly want to heal themselves and identify and/or harness their own inner light.

Written by N.A. on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks

Therapy is often depicted as someone on a couch never making eye contact with someone jotting down notes in a chart. Speaking with Dr. Wright is like video chatting with a friend. He is friendly and has a kind-hearted approach which has helped me connect the dots and understand how my behavior contributed to the concern I bring to the session. I feel a sense of lightness after our sessions, they encourage me to continue my self-work thru the week which is developing into healthy habits of boundaries and communication with others. I am grateful to have Dr. Write in my corner.

Written by M.A. on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr. Wright is thoughtful, helpful and professional. I feel very comfortable with his counsel and would highly recommend him.

Written by K.R. on Dec 23, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I have gone through a few therapists in my life. Some of them I connected better with, some I had zero connection on any level.
What me and Dr Wright have developed in the last few months cannot be easily described. He’s a trusted confidante, who knows how to listen and how to give feedback. He teaches how to change the perspective and how to process emotions in a different, better way. At this stage, I know the work is not done and that I trust him to guide me further. I’m glad our paths have crossed, by what seems like a stroke of luck.

Written by S.U. on Sep 20, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

The best and most understanding councillor ever ! Been such a great help for me to have Paul here, the person I was 3 months ago is not the person I am now! Paul has been so supportive in helping me become the more improved person I am today ! Thank you Paul

Written by L.Y. on Sep 18, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Dr Paul is amazing. So positive and full of energy. Love working with him!!

Written by T.O. on Aug 28, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 3 months on issues concerning self esteem, and adhd

Paul has been very helpful to me. He is open minded, not judgemental, and a good listener. He seems to have a flexible approach that follows what you personally need and want to talk about. He is honest, kind and solution focused.

Written by S.A. on Aug 10, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Wright and I have only been talking for a month and I already feel a heavy weight lifted off of my chest.

Written by A.B. on Aug 09, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with

I’ve only seen Dr.Paul for a short time, however, I've grown to appreciate the insights he has given me. He is very knowledgeable and he always manages to remind me about the silver lining in every situation.

Written by N.I. on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Dr Wright has helped me so much with my anxiety over the past few months. Speaking to him helped me get through lockdown and understand myself and what was going on with me even better, and I’m so thankful for everything he’s done for me! He is very knowledgeable about a range of different mental health issues and even if he was unsure about something he would make sure to research it. He is very supportive and always checks in on what you’re upto and gives new ideas of what you can do to help yourself. I have enjoyed my time with Dr Wright and would highly recommend him to anyone!

Written by H.I. on Aug 03, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

A phd certified psychologist and i am a doctor myself, i trust him like he is a close family member of mine. Truly one of the most important people in my life.

Written by Q.U. on Jul 27, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve only been seeing Dr.Paul for a short time, but in that short time we have talked through so many things.

Written by J.A. on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Dr Wright has been instrumental in my recovery from such a dark and panicky place.

Written by A.I. on Jun 04, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I would say that I am lucky to have Dr. Paul as my counsellor. Throughout my darkest days when I am so stressed at worked and I felt so lonely during the CoViD-19 outbreak, I could say that talking to him made me feel better and have a positive outlook again. He was so diligent in reading and responding to my journal notes and I appreciate that he shows sincerity and concern in his responses and during our sessions.
I would like to thank Dr. Paul for all his help, guidance and patience.

Written by A.N. on May 22, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Having someone to talk to and to get response that it is helping is a great relief. Working with Dr. Wright has helped me in my problems.

Written by C.A. on May 20, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Awesome. He helps me a lot.

Written by J.U. on May 19, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

He’s openminded and he would let you talk everything out and start giving you ways on how to cope with these things.

He’s a good listener too, I would recommend him to anyone in need.

Written by T.I. on May 18, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Dr. Wright is warm and empathetic, as well as knowledgable. He responds quickly and always has insights to share. I would highly recommend him if you're struggling with a stressful life event.

Written by A.P. on May 17, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Wright is the BEST! I couldn't have received a better Doctor. He has truly helped me. After our first video call I was crying to my husband. Not due to feeling helpless but due to him making me feel normal & that he was with me 110%. He not only listens but gives me tools to use every day! If you want the right counselor, Dr. Wright is it!

Written by P.A. on May 15, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Wright is great. He is very helpfull and suportive. Our relationship is building very quickly. He is helping me through both phsycolical and business endevours. He is friendly, helpful, and has great understanding. I would highly recomend him.

Written by C.A. on May 15, 2020 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning bipolar disorder

Dr. Wright is very attentive, affirmation, and excellent at asking questions! I’m amazed in our short time of communication so far, how well he seems to understand me and gives feedback in a way that clicks on a personal level. I feel very safe with him.