Hello. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Alabama. I have been a Social Worker for over 26 years and have worked in child welfare, residential treatment, and mental health. I have also had the opportunity to provide bereavement services as a volunteer with Hospice. My professional experience has included working with children, teens, and adults in individual and group settings. I have also provided supervision, consultation, training, and coaching to other Social Workers and professionals.
My counseling style is empathic and client-centered. I believe in treating everyone with sensitivity, respect, and compassion. I am not here to judge or label. I believe we all have challenges in our lives and sometimes need help getting through those challenges. I like to begin where you are and collaborate with you to tailor my approaches and plan that will best meet your needs. My counseling approach and strategies combine dialectical behavior, cognitive behavior, solution-focused, and person-centered therapies. Additionally, I like to provide psychoeducation as a tool for you to gain knowledge and power in meeting your goals.
It takes courage to seek support for life’s challenges and changes. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and assist you in the journey.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AL LICSW 1660C
I absolutely love Ms. Paula. She truly takes the time to listen to me and ask questions in order to help guide me in the right direction. I am so glad she is my therapist
Written on May 29, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She's incredibly caring. Very patient and understanding.
Written on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
She is very friendly and understanding. She listens very well and has excellent advice
Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks
BetterHelp was my first experience with therapy, and Paula made it a great one. She listened to all my concerns and problems and gave me strategies to deal with them and get past them! I am so grateful I was matched with her as my therapist.
Written on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Paula is extremely helpful and has a ton of knowledge. She has helped me answer the questions I’ve pondered on for so long in such a short amount of time.
Written on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd