About Me

First of all, let me thank you for stepping out and seeking assistance for your emotional and mental health needs! It is okay not to be okay, and it is okay to see help. You may not be aware, but according to John Hopkin's Medical, approximately 26% of adults over the age of 18 suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition-that is 1 out of every 4 people. You are not alone in your struggle!

My approach to therapy is eclectic and I make every effort to fit the therapeutic intervention to the individual. My primary theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but I also utilize Person Centered and Solution Focused Therapy. I have engaged in extension training in trauma and hold a certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). I have been trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and hold a National Counselor Certification (NCC).

I see each person as an individual, not someone with a mental illness and will treat you as such. I truly believe that we have all had times in our lives where we felt broken, hurt, lost or alone. My goal is to assist each of the individuals that I have the opportunity to work with in navigating their way to happiness and healing as well as creating a brighter future for themselves.

I offer both 30 and 45 minute sessions with a variety of days and times available! I look forward to meeting and working along side you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2723 (Expires: 2023-06-30)

LPC #88314 (Expires: 2023-12-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Paula Cheney. 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 L.O. on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Paula is amazing! She makes me feel heard and has helped me work through a lot. She has a calm and loving energy, and I feel very safe talking with her.

Written by T.O. on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Paula has allowed me to quit reaching for medication to deal with my anxiety and made me face the man in the mirror and do really hard work. Paula has been so committed to my health. I honestly trust Paula 199% and feel as though our sessions are as if I'm talking to a friend and not just a therapist. Paula is extremely kind, patient, a great listener, and is extremely sympathetic. I thank God every day that He put Paula in my life as my therapist! She is amazing.

Written by E.L. on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, compassion fatigue, and bipolar disorder

Appreciated her followup diligence in contacting me. Very helpful and I needed the push.

Written by H.A. on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, career difficulties, grief, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder

Paula is a wonderful therapist!

Written by S.A. on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Paula is a very thoughtful and caring person. She is always listening first and following up with thought-provoking questions. Not only is she caring and positive during a session but she always made sure to follow up with me through messages. She remembers all the details which is very helpful as you move from session to session. Highly recommended Paula!

Written by L.I. on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Paula truly listens to my concerns and shares her perspectives in a thoughtful, personal, and constructive way.

Written by S.U. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, family conflicts, adhd, and career difficulties

She empathises well with you and is proactive in checking up on you. She’s direct but not in a way that would make you uncomfortable, but in a practical way where she reveals your options to you.

Written by Y.A. on Nov 26, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, adhd, anger management, career difficulties, addictions, and compassion fatigue

Paula Cheney has been the most helpful. She is understanding and supportive. Paula does an amazing job at deciphering what is truly wrong in order to help. I am really thankful for Paula.

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