Hey there, I'm Paula. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health with over 20 years experience working with individuals and families. I work with clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship and communication issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I also work with people who have experienced trauma.
My counseling style is supportive, compassionate and direct. Based in cognitive behavioral theory, I believe in treating my clients with respect and dignity, while being open and forthcoming. Together we will develop and follow a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage and motivation to seek a more satisfying life. If you are ready to take the first step toward change, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you.
"Set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul!" - Trey Anastasio
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , ADHD Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Talking with Paula is like talking with a friend! I feel understood, respected, and validated in every situation.
She is a wonderful professional.
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I have been working with Paula for quite sometime now and she is absolutely incredible. I feel supported and heard. She validates my feelings and helps me work through them during session and gives suggestions for between sessions too. She is calm, cool and collected and funny too, which the world needs more of!
Absolutely phenominal therapist. I've been going to her since Jan of 2021. Interactions with Paula definitely have made me a believer in the value of therapy. Couldn't ask for a better first-time therapy experience.
I have seen Paula often on for a number of years, and I have recommended her to my children as well as others that I know. She is excellent. Her personality aligns perfectly with mine and she understands me better than anyone I know. She has helped me through some difficult times in life and will always be an asset that I value both professionally and personally!
I have seen many counselors and not one of them compare to the level of attentiveness, empathy, advice, or care that she has provided. I most certainly would not be where I am today with out Paula . I could not be more thankful or more grateful for all the time she has dedicated to helping me be a better me and seeing the world in a different way. If everyone had a Paula the world would most definitely be a better place.
Paula has changed my perception of therapy altogether. I found her to be incredibly approachable and understanding -- and she was instrumental in helping me learn more about the underlying issues which were the real cause of much of the stress and behavioral issues I was looking to solve. I would recommend her to anyone, as they would be lucky to have her.
I was a patient of Paula’s at her other company before she transitioned over to BetterHelp. I can certainly say that she is the only reason I came to BetterHelp myself. She is one of the most understanding, down to earth people I have ever met. Paula has not only helped me, but also my family, tremendously. I trust her like no other and am so happy that I got to reconnect with her on this platform. She is very easy to talk to and I would recommend her to anyone of any age. I love Paula!
Very kind. Always easy to talk to and understanding even on my “off” days. I always look forward to our conversations each week. Appreciate the time she takes to even check in with you throughout the week.
Paula has been very helpful. I really appreciate her positive attitude and empathy. She has helped me get to get through a very stressful period.
Paula has been a great support and given me tools to navigate some rough patches. She listens to me and helps me to work through things in the healthiest way possible. I have grown as a person and become much more mindful since meeting with Paula. I highly recommend her as a therapist.
Therapist was fantastic and still is
Paul is deep experience with families, kids and adults helped me so much as a parent seeking to navigate my own mental health and that of my teen. Her grounded, action-based approach yields real benefits. She has given me ideas for behavior changes that have greatly helped to reduce my anxiety. She’s also just very easy to talk to!
Paula is AMAZING. She is someone grounded who you can really connect with. She gets you to see perspectives other than your own. She is validating on one hand and has the ability to hold you accountable on the other. I could not recommend her more!
She is experienced, grounded and compassionate.
She is as amazing person!
I love talking to Paula. She's very knowledgeable and sympathetic, and has great suggestions to help with my problems, and provides gentle but consistent reminders to make progress on things I want to work on.
Paula is fantastic at understanding struggles from many different angles and being able to relate on multiple levels. Her experience is varied and helpful. She is also fantastically “normal,” as in she doesn’t put on a facade in any way. And I don’t feel any judgement when I’m honest about my thoughts and feeling.
Paula is a great therapist/counselor; she’s very knowledgeable. I consider myself a pretty needy client, as I send messages often (some of which are so long they could be considered dissertations). She is always attentive in responding in a time sensitive manor and makes me feel at ease. I have a lot to work through, and I’m glad I have Paula to guide me along the way.
As a past sailor, I like to swear when describing things, and she isn’t offended by it. Huge plus!