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Dr. Paul Wright, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Eating disorders Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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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.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Eating disorders Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: 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, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Services offered

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License information

MO LPC 2015002770


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Paul Wright. 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.

I couldn’t have found a better therapist:)

Written on Apr 20, 2024 after therapy with Paul for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Wright offers both a listening ear and an intentional direction based on what you communicate as your needs. He’s incredibly experienced and very skilled in bringing out truths you weren’t aware you were believing.

Written on Apr 12, 2024 after therapy with Paul for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

He has become that rock in my life that when things go wrong i feel anchored because he has inspired me to look within myself for security. We talk about the future more than the past. Keeping my eyes on the life I want to live

Written on Feb 25, 2024 after therapy with Paul for 7 months on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Wright really made an effort to get to know me and asked questions about me. He then worked with me to develop goals and out me at ease. That was just on the first visit! The next few visits used a few different methods to help me. He does a great job of balancing listening, asking the right questions, offering advice, and giving me things to work on and think about.

Written on Feb 10, 2024 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

He's professional, knowledgeable, calm, reassuring, and easy to talk to.

Written on Jan 06, 2024 after therapy with Paul for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

He's the best!

Written on Dec 22, 2023 after therapy with Paul for 3 years and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes