Paula Fields

(LCSW)
Therapist Paula Fields Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who helps people understand, manage, cope with and overcome daily-life and life-span difficulties, struggles and challenges. I strongly believe that the suffering of people who reach out for help can be relieved through nonjudgmental, unconditional positive regard and support. I have witnessed many people experience relief from distress and improved quality of life by the use of skills not acquired during upbringing or education. These skills are actually possessed by everyone, but have yet to be discovered and developed through counseling support and collaboration. Reaching out for assistance is a difficult first step to make and takes courage. You have already taken this step by looking to BetterHelp for a client-counselor match, and I look forward to accompanying in your journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CSW004282 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by R.A. on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

I could not be any happier with getting matched with Paula! She is so kind, soft spoken, and incredibly helpful. I love her therapy style and how she goes above and beyond to find me external resources when it's relevant. Thank you Paula ❤

Written by L.A. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Amazing

Written by K.A. on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I can’t say enough wonderful things, truly.

Written by C.O. on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Paula puts me at ease and willing to share more.. thank you

Written by C.R. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Paula is a perfect fit. She is everything I wanted in a therapist and more. I am grateful to have her helping me find myself again.

Written by S.A. on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

I cannot say enough about my respect and appreciation for Paula Fields.

From our very first session she armed me with tools and resources to manage what at the time felt like pure mental chaos in my life. Over the past many months, I've been able to incorporate several self-care techniques into my weekly routine, which immediately began reducing some of my reactivity as a parent, and wife. I generally just FEEL more at ease.

I'm getting better at recognizing the need, and even setting some boundaries for myself with loved ones. I consider this to be a work in progress, but am grateful to have an appreciation for the value therein.

One thing I would've regarded as impossible and fruitless because of the unpredictable and ever-changing nature of my daily life was me writing a schedule for myself. I have come to use it as more as a roadmap or simple reminder to the core responsibilities I've assumed. But for anyone that feels out of control, and without the ability to focus, or accomplish the many things they set themselves up for in a day, I can tell you even glancing at it makes it easier to prioritize things in the moments life begins to spin out. Life WILL spin out. How we respond to it is what matters.

And I guess that's what Paula gives me week in and week out. She has helped serve as a regular reminder that we are always in progress, and that's a good thing. What is, is, so the quicker we can accept that which happened around us happened, the sooner we can get onto what's next. Sure, sometimes things need to be addressed, but I think so often we weigh ourselves down with thinking things deserve our time and attention that honestly don't. I'm beginning to ask myself questions in the moment like "how is staying inside of this impacting me?"
I think the ability to recognize something as unhelpful or dysfunctional in the moment is the key to my next steps in personal growth. I'm also dreaming about how this practice can positively influence the person our daughter grows to be, & that's a serious motivator.

It's incredible how much time we spend every day participating in things that are counterproductive to our ultimate health and happiness. I want to participate in things that are productive to my balance and mental wellness. The results have been undeniable. I feel more relaxed in our home, and family. I step out when I need to. I'm functional. I'm OKAY. I have rough days, but I know to not live in the spirit of a hard day. I accept. I move on. I forgive myself. And on those days when I feel like I'm not gonna make it, I read my notes from our sessions, I journal, I meditate, and I know when I talk to Paula on Wednesday, she'll help me get my bearings again... My rock in the sea.

Written by C.A. on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Paula's therapeutic style is exactly what I need. She helps me see where my own thoughts trip me up and offers me ways to reprogram those faulty programs. Her manner is gentle and kind, truthful and sobering. If you are ready to take your life into your own hands, Paula is the guide you need. I've already recommended her on this platform to all my friends who're interested in therapy.

Written by C.L. on Jan 19, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Paula is incredible. She is by far the best listener I have ever encountered. She always understands where I'm coming from and she makes me feel cared for, like she is rooting for me at all times. I feel understood and heard and she immediately sees what is important to me, for example that I use positive words and affirmations and that I don't like to get into a "victim mindset". She responds as soon as she can and is attentive and sees all perspectives of a situation. She has useful advice and a very good approach, almost like a coach, which was exactly what I wanted and needed. Thank you, Paula!

Written by S.E. on Dec 30, 2020 after therapy with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Paula has been such a great listening ear and has given me great perspective regarding the things I am battling. I love that she gives me homework and allows me to just unload the way I need to!

Written by N.Y. on Aug 19, 2020 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Excellent listening skills