Paula Schneider

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker who has had extensive experience working with individuals, families and couples struggling with a variety of challenges. My workplace experience involved treating both those who have struggled themselves with addictions and eating disorders, but also many of the problems that accompany them such as anxiety and depression, relationship issues, parenting issues and family of origin issues. I have also worked with those family members who struggle to understand and help their loved ones dealing with with these issues. As such, I am well-versed not only in 12-step philosophy and program, but also in other approaches including therapeutic community settings, cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic therapies, motivational interviewing, structural family therapy and internal family systems therapy.

I've also had significant experience with individuals who struggle with the effects of having grown up in families in which their needs were not well-met, and are looking to explore their experiences and make changes that will help them to move forward in a more positive way. Often these clients struggle with anxiety and depression, relationship issues and challenges with their own parents, spouses and children.

As a "mature" woman, with family and experiences of my own, I believe strongly that blame and shame are destructive, and that self-understanding, self-acceptance (of past and present experiences and emotions) and healthy relationships are the key to overcoming the challenges and obstacles we face. I work with my clients in a supportive, interactive setting and aid them in establishing their goals, guiding them as they work toward achieving those desired outcomes.

I approach my clients with admiration and respect, understanding the courage required to begin working with a counselor, and the necessity to take cues from my clients as to how quickly we move forward and what areas we explore. I believe that my clients actually best know themselves and what they need. With that said, I also know that it is my job to be reflective, challenging, honest and encouraging. I appreciate the opportunity to be invited into my clients' lives and to share in their progress.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Eating disorders
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW 12494 (Expires: 2019-03-31)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Oct 15, 2018 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

I have only been in counseling for a short time but Paula has been a great counselor. She listens and provides excellent feedback. I trust that she is very knowledgeable and will help me improve my life. I felt intensely better after just one session with her.

Written by D.R. on Oct 09, 2018 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Paula is great. She listens and shows me the right path of finding my self. After having difficulties and problems with my marriage I lost myself. Didn’t know which way to go. Paula is showing me the tools to help myself and feel happy and healthy again. I would definitely recommend Paula Scneider.

Written by F.I. on Sep 01, 2018 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and eating

I’ve only been with her a short while, but she has seemed very caring, well informed, professional and extremely helpful with my specific needs. I’m am looking forward to having her as my therapist.

Written by D.O. on Aug 20, 2018 after counseling with Paula for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, and self esteem

Paula has really helped me when I have needed it the most.

Written by N.E. on Mar 26, 2018 after counseling with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem

Paula has been a true asset in helping me nail down the details of problems that I am currently working on. She can help with broad strokes if needed, but does a great job with listening and asking the RIGHT questions.

Written by N.O. on Mar 05, 2018 after counseling with Paula for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She has been the most wonderful counselor I could have ever met. She has been a life saver for me.

Written by P.A. on Feb 12, 2018 after counseling with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

Paula is very supportive. She is quick at listening to my ideas and concerns and just as quick to provide feedback and a fresh perspective. This is important for someone like me because I like to do everything quickly. She has helped me relax much more quickly than I anticipated. It is amazing how much insight she seems to have with what I tell her.

Written by Y.A. on Oct 31, 2017 after counseling with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

I have been very pleased with Paula Schneider so far. She is a professional clinician. She listens intensely and her feedbacks are right on!

Written by L.O. on Aug 24, 2017 after counseling with Paula for 5 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship, eating, and self esteem

I have been talking to Paula for the past six months. She has been very supportive and I cannot overestimate how instrumental she has been in my healing. She helps me learn what I need to learn without specifically saying the words and there is great value in that. She is awesome and I would highly recommend her.

Written by A.L. on Aug 03, 2017 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

So far so good! I have a lot to get off my chest and vent about. Dr. Schneider helps with this! I have a terminal illness and she has been a great supporter of my new adventures. I'm a straight forward person and I don't have time to sugar coat things...the fact that she gets that and understands me is huge! I'm very happy that I switched to her! She gets me.

Written by C.A on Feb 10, 2017 after counseling with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and eating

With each interaction with Paula, I come away with food for thought, some encouragement, and validation. I feel zero judgment after our exchanges, only acceptance. It is an honor to be honored in such a caring and professional manner.

Written by K.A on Jan 21, 2017 after counseling with Paula for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Paula has been incredibly instrumental in affecting how I view my interactions with the world around me. Sometimes you just need an outside perspective to really show you how things are, and even though we've never met, and she doesn't know anyone I know, she still is able to take what I give her and turn it around into something helpful and constructive. I'm so grateful to have found someone to talk to who doesn't only listen and show understanding, but also gives feedback and suggestive helps for dealing with my issues.

Written by K.A on Dec 14, 2016 after counseling with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship

She is awesome!!! She responds quickly and helps you think for yourself and come up with your own solutions. She is caring but also challenges you on things in a kind, respectful manner. My life is changing for the better!

Written by K.R on Dec 04, 2016 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

My experience with Paula so far has been great. Although I started BetterHelp recently, I feel she is genuine and likes helping people through therapy. For me this is very important as I feel when you fully connect with something you are able to give 120%, and this is the way I have felt with Paula. She really goes the extra mile recommending additional tools such as books and sharing thoughts that make every message exchange a worthy one. Aside form that, she is insightful and kind. That completes her and makes BetterHelp an awesome tool for therapy. I cannot recommend Paula enough.

Written by T.R on Nov 11, 2016 after counseling with Paula for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and eating

Paula is terrific! She is very insightful and compassionate. She is also very patient.

Written by G.A on Nov 01, 2016 after counseling with Paula for 3 weeks

I've been in the traditional therapy setting and they never seemed to do much for me. But in my short time with Paula I've have gained so much more insight to myself than I could have ever expected. I'm not gonna lie, my sessions with Paula are hard work. But I know that she is working just as hard if not harder to help me. Sometimes it's as if she knows me because she sometimes can pinpoint how I'm feeling without me having to outright tell her. She takes the time to learn your personality and learn what is the best way to relate to you and to help you. I am so thankful for the BetterHelp app and for their system that matched me to Paula. And I'm thankful for Paula and her kind, caring and thought provoking words. She truly is the best!

Written by D.E on Jul 07, 2016 after counseling with Paula for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

My counseling experience with Paula has been extremely beneficial to me. She is insightful and thought provoking. She has provided me with a safe place to process my emotions without fear of judgement.

Written by M.E on Jun 21, 2016 after counseling with Paula for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, grief, parenting, self esteem, and depression

Paula has been very helpful over the past few weeks helping me organize my thoughts and identify the negative thought patterns that were holding me back. I feel very comfortable with her and I thoroughly enjoy our conversations.

Written by M.A on Mar 09, 2016 after counseling with Paula for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

I have been working with Paula for a few weeks now and greatly appreciate the insight and help she has provided me. She is always timely in her response, encouraging, and suggests resources that I never would have discovered on my own. Her patience and dedication have made a positive difference so far while using BetterHelp and I look forward to continuing to communicate with her!

Written by C.H on Feb 10, 2016 after counseling with Paula for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, anger, and depression

Paula has provided some of the best feedback and guidance I've ever had! My experience with BetterHelp and Paula has been amazing.

Written by C.A on Feb 02, 2016 after counseling with Paula for 2 months

Paula is a wonderful counselor. She's helped me so much, and I'll be forever thankful for her wisdom, patience, and understanding.

Written by J.O on Jan 25, 2016 after counseling with Paula for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and depression

Good advice, timely responses, great communicator.

Written by A.M on Nov 11, 2015 after counseling with Paula for 2 weeks

Paula has been a wonderful counselor. She really listens to what I'm saying, and her responses are so deep and accurate, I feel as if I've known her for years. She praises me for working hard during our sessions, and she always emphasizes that I have the power to heal myself, and she's here to help. I'm so grateful for everything Paula has done for me, and each session renews my hope and optimism for the future.

Written by M.I on Oct 03, 2015 after counseling with Paula for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Paula has been a wonderful counselor. She has a knack for reading between the lines and really getting to the essence of the issue. She has helped me be more introspective and view my actions from a different light. I'm genuinely grateful to have Paula as my counselor.

Written by B.E on Oct 01, 2015 after counseling with Paula for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and depression

I've been communicating with Paula for a few weeks now and love her so far! She's always quick to respond and answers all of my questions. She's offered great advice and reading suggestions that I'm looking forward to trying out. So glad I joined BetterHelp!

Written by A.L on Aug 11, 2015 after counseling with Paula for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, anger, and depression

Paula is amazing, very attentive and very objective to the way she looks at things. It's a gentle way of having us look at ourselves honestly to help deal with what is troubling us.