I am so glad that you are here and ready to improve your life. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Florida & Tennessee. I have experience in helping clients with self-care, stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues.
My therapy style is warm, interactive and real. I believe in treating everyone how I would want to be treated. This is why I only take on a small caseload so that I can dedicate my time with my clients. I believe that self-awareness and mindfulness are vital components of reflecting on yourself and your behavior. In order to accept and acknowledge that you might tend to react to certain situations in a specific way, you first have to notice that it's happening. The most important relationship in your life is the one you have with yourself. Just as you know that it's important to take care of your physical well-being with a healthy diet and proper exercise, it is also important to take care of your mental and emotional well-being.
Be kind to yourself! Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath, smile and start again.
I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I generally check messages here a few times per day Mon-Fri and respond as quickly as I can. I do appreciate your patience when it takes a bit longer at times, as I may be tending to other clients or professional/personal responsibilities.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
TN LCSW 8354
FL LCSW SW11399
Approachable and have confidence we can tackle the issues together
Written on Oct 01, 2023 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, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigu
Paula has become my number 1 supporter and has been personable since our very first session together! She created a great warm environment and allows you to open up and trust her with everything!
Written on Sep 01, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd
I am already starting to feel better
Written on Aug 15, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem
She’s great and definitely knows how to handle our conversations. So glad I found her on here!
Written on May 13, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem
In only 2 weeks I can already see a massive difference in my anxiety and this is all contributed to the AMAZING and INSIGHTFUL help and stories from Paula’s own similar life-experiences which is invaluable. I can already tell I’ll be a better help subscriber for a while, I’d fought getting back into therapy for a while due to therapist’s in the past not relating to my issues, but I think I’ve found my home/ comfort zone! Will highly continue to recommend!
Written on Dec 11, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Paula is very passionate on helping me reach my goals. She cares and listens to me. She is a great therapist!
Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd