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!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
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
MS LPC 2723
TX LPC 88314
Paula has been great at listening as well as giving me advice followed up with direct links or instructions for my needs.
Written on Apr 11, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Paula was a listening ear and source of skill and wise counsel.
I am grateful we were matched. She helped me make it through a tough year.
Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 10 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Paula has helped me tremendously. Paula took someone who had recently been discharged from a mental hospital, medically a mess, and would have convulsions to a person who is laughing, loving, and living the best life of my life. I never trusted therapists but talking with Paula is the highlight of my day. Talking with Paula is like talking to my best friend. Paula is sweet, kind, considerate, and remembers everything that you talk about. Paula has helped me be the best version of myself I have ever known. After 46 years I'm on a path to the best mental health I never could have dreamed of. Paula is a miracle worker!
Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 5 months 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
Excellent therapy and always finds a way to make the time fly!
Written on Sep 03, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, compassion fatigue, and bipolar disorder
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 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 a wonderful therapist!
Written 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