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Paula Bairstow, LPMHC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

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

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

DE LPMHC PC-0000200


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Paula Bairstow. 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.

Very compassionate, listens to you and validates your feelings. She then makes suggestions that help you through your problems.

Written on Aug 09, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks

Paula is the best! I have been with her on and off for many many years, and she is the best. I would, and have recommended her to many. Her experience and her personality make her very easy to relate to.

Written on May 25, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Paula is the first therapist I’ve truly been able to connect with. She’s respectful and supportive, and makes a point to show that she truly cares about me as her client and just as a person. She’s helped me reach a stable maintenance phase and learn to prioritize myself and my happiness!

Written on Apr 28, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Paula is fantastic. I have always felt supported, challenged, and safe when talking with Paula. I have been working with her for the last almost 2 years, which is truly incredible and the longest I have worked with a therapist consistently. She challenges me to think about things in different ways, reminds me to take care of myself and not just others, which as a mom of young kids is a reminder we all need. I am so thankful for Paula's partnership and support.

Written on Apr 26, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 2 years on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I love Paula! She is absolutely friggen incredible! She has helped me out in so many ways, I can't even begin to explain. Your absolutely wonderful, and I hope you are able to help as many people as you were able to help me. Thank you so much.

Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning addictions, and coaching

I have had a great experience with Paula! She truly listens to me and my concerns and has great advice on how to help me and my current struggle with anxiety. We continue to walk through my struggles and every session I come away with a new skill and tactic on how to better manage my thoughts. I’m truly thankful for the knowledge and expertise she has shared with me and I look forward to our future sessions!

Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes