I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Tennessee with over 20 years of experience. I have worked with clients in a wide range of settings that include hospital, home health, hospice, dialysis, military, and school. I have a wide range of experience including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, end of life issues, medical decision making, OCD and ADHD.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused therapy, and motivational interviewing. I believe in treating each person as a unique and special individual and will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your specific needs. I believe that you are your own best expert and that you possess the strengths that will help you lead a better life.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
TN LCSW 7074
Paula was an amazing therapist to me and she really helped me grow. She was a great listener and have me amazing tools to help cope. Highly recommend
Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
Very kind, knowledgeable, and personable.
Written on Jul 06, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Paula is a great therapist she is helping me work through this difficult time in my life I am very grateful that she is and for better help before this I had no one to turn to.
Written on Jul 01, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Paula has helped me immensely and has listened intently to different situations that happen in my day or in my week and I am so grateful for her that she has been such a lovely therapist and counselor!
Written on Sep 05, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue
I am so happy for my time with Paula. She understands me and she is so good at helping me see the other side of an issue.
I am grateful for her help.
Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Every time I speak with Paula, I am reminded that I am not alone. She always has Christ-centered insights to offer. I’m so thankful to be able to discuss my concerns with someone who is like-minded!
Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues