I am licensed in Virginia and possess 25 years of professional work experience. My expertise is in helping clients manage stress and anxiety, overcome addictions, deal with trauma and abuse, and work on issues related to motivation, self-esteem, relationships, and interpersonal problems.
My approach centers on creating an open and safe environment where clients can comfortably share their thoughts and feelings without fearing judgment. Taking the first step towards a more fulfilling and happier life requires immense courage, and I am here to support you throughout the process.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Prejudice and Discrimination, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701005340
I love our sessions with Paula! So helpful. Very professional. Highly recommend!
Written on Nov 08, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues
She's very easy to talk to and offers some great advice and suggestions.
Written on Jun 12, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Paula has a great bedside manner and provides great questions to help guide you in your thought process.
Written on Apr 15, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and adhd
Excellent and understanding therapist
Written on Mar 08, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Great advice and listener very professional and patient
Written on Feb 26, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Paula is caring and professional. She is easy to talk to and a great listener.
Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Paula for 4 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts