Dr. Paul Wright


About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Life Coach and Sport Psychologist practicing in the state of Missouri. I am also the founder and owner of DOCIDE LLC which is a consulting service built upon "Motivation Engineering." I have over 10 years of experience in counseling individuals, families, and couples. My counseling philosophy is founded upon a Cognitive-Behavioral Approach that is Solution-Focused. The culprit for many of our problems are often the ANTS (Annoying Negative Thoughts) that creep around in our head. My approach to therapy involves recognizing the ANTS and finding a way to eliminate cognitive distortions that get in the way of living the life of our dreams.

Counseling is similar to a dance. It can be beautiful to experience when two people engage fully in the process of moving towards a common goal. Each partner is fully committed and trust is built upon a journey of self-discovery. I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and who bring to the table a wide variety of life challenges. My specialty areas involve helping clients who might be experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, obsessive-compulsive problems, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, substance abuse issues, low self-confidence, and obstacles to motivation. As a life coach and sport psychologist, I also work closely with athletes, performers, entrepreneurs, working professionals, and college students.

Once upon a time there were FIVE frogs. It was a hot day so all five frogs DECIDE to jump into the cool, refreshing water. How many frogs are now sat on the log?
FIVE! You see the frogs were only "DECIDING" to jump. Those people who ultimately realize their true potential and pursue happy lives are those who "DOCIDE" rather than "DECIDE." Are you ready to initiate action and take the plunge? If so, I cannot wait to start working with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Eating
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 10


LPC #2015002770 (Expires: 2019-06-30)


Written by C.R. on Dec 10, 2017 after counseling with Paul for 4 months depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Paul is reliable and kind, I feel like I can count on him any time. During hard times with my job and studies he helped me have structure and discipline. He is quick to respond and give suggestions when I need him and he understands my worries related to career and those related to my body image. Paul is encouraging, supportive, enthusiastic but also honest, organized and works on your issues for the long term. Anybody would be lucky to have Paul's help!

Written by A.M. on Dec 04, 2017 after counseling with Paul for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

Dr. Wright has been amazing. He listens and doesn't judge. He has help me feel ok to be me and have my own feelings and thoughts.

Written by M.I. on Oct 30, 2017 after counseling with Paul for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, eating, parenting, anger, and career

Dr. Wright is a GOD-send for me. His Specialities fit my needs in a magical way it seems!!
Thank you, Dr. Wright!

Written by K.I. on Oct 29, 2017 after counseling with Paul for 1 week depression, stress, anxiety, family, eating, and self esteem

My experience with Dr. Wright was absolutely amazing. It was the first time I tried online therapy and I was positively surprised. I am a public figure and I was testing the service in order to recommend it to my viewers... and now I am talking about it to friends and family members.
Thank you, Doctor Wright!

Written by J.E. on Oct 13, 2017 after counseling with Paul for 2 months relationship, and family

Paul is absolutely incredible. He is insightful, patient, kind, and overall a great professional and individual. I didn't believe in the process coming in. He turned me into a believer. His work with me and my spouse has turned my life around. I can't begin to thank him enough.

Written by A.N. on Oct 10, 2017 after counseling with Paul for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Great counselor who is focused on problem solving and taking steps to make real changes. Dr. Wright is great listener who is involved and understands what you are going through. A lot of times, I had a feeling that he understood the situation even better then I could myself. The guidance he offers is invaluable.

Written by C.O. on Oct 09, 2017 after counseling with Paul for 2 months relationship

All around an outstanding counselor and mentor. I couldn't be more satisfied with Dr. Wright's ability to not only relate but put my mind at ease. It's been quite the roller coaster for me but I've never felt like I didn't have someone to talk to during any time of need. Thank you Dr. Wright!

Written by T.A. on Sep 28, 2017 after counseling with Paul for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Paul identified my problem very quickly as I talked to him. He is very friendly, extremely knowledgeable and full of resources that were immensely beneficial to me. He is a great benefit to this organization and does some admirable work for it. Much admired by me.

Written by K.A. on Sep 20, 2017 after counseling with Paul for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, eating, parenting, and self esteem

Dr. Wright is incredible. He has a wealth of knowledge, he is very kind, very mature and sensitive to others' feelings. His ability to help one see the light is a true talent. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.

Written by K.A. on Aug 31, 2017 after counseling with Paul for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, and relationship

Dr. Wright is empathetic, compassionate, and responsive. He's provides good life tools on managing anxiety and a fresh perspective on the situation. I would highly recommend Dr. Wright.

Written by D.A. on Aug 16, 2017 after counseling with Paul for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

I have been in sessions with Dr. Wright for about 2-3 weeks now and I have to say that he has done wonders. Being able to express my feelings in writing allows me to give him a full panorama of my circumstances. He has been direct and honest with me every step of the way and is providing me with the confidence I need so much. I would recommend him always.

Written by J.O. on Aug 05, 2017 after counseling with Paul for 3 weeks addictions, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, and eating

Very nice. Helpful. Insightful. Caring. Generous with time and more

Written by K.E. on Jul 30, 2017 after counseling with Paul for 2 weeks

Dr. Wright got me to stop thinking in a negative way and to think positive and appreciate the good in life.