Paula Bairstow

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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



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , ADHD

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

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

DE Other PC-0000200


Reviews

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.

Written by M.O. on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Talking with Paula is like talking with a friend! I feel understood, respected, and validated in every situation.

Written by W.I. on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

She is a wonderful professional.

Written by K.A. on Aug 28, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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Written by M.E. on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

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!

Written by G.U. on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

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.

Written by D.O. on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

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!

Written by L.E. on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by W.I. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 11 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and coaching

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.

Written by O.L. on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,

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!

Written by R.I. on Jun 18, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by C.H. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

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.

Written by K.A. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

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.

Written by T.R. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes


Therapist was fantastic and still is

Written by T.E. on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 6 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

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!

Written by T.Y. on Feb 05, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by R.I. on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

She is experienced, grounded and compassionate.

Written by B.R. on Nov 12, 2020 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

She is as amazing person!

Written by K.I. on Oct 12, 2020 after therapy with Paula for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by L.A. on Sep 26, 2020 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written by J.A. on May 21, 2020 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

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!

Work with me!