About Me

Hello! Welcome to BetterHelp!

I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker and have have been in the social work field for over 20 years. I have a variety of experiences from working with children and families through day treatment and in home support, to individual counseling for adults facing mental health symptoms, domestic violence, homelessness, chronical illness and criminal history. I have extensive experience in the areas of ADHD, autism, trauma, depression, relationships, anxiety and parenting.

I practice strengths based, client centered therapy. I believe that building a trusting, strong therapeutic relationship is key to your successful engagement in therapy and I provide a safe, empathic, non-judgmental space for this to occur. I also believe that skill building, self-care, mindfulness and building natural supports is important in your journey to meeting your goals.

I am a parent to two children, one of which has special needs. I genuinely understand the stress of parenting, navigating relationships, juggling responsibilities, accessing services, schools and resources.

I look forward to supporting you in reaching your therapeutic goals.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LCSW #LC12383 (Expires: 2023-12-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Paula Steele. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by R.U. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Love Paula. She has helped me so much.

Written by A.N. on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Paula has been the best therapist I have ever had! I always feel listened to as well as like I have new tools to use to deal with issues that arise. She is constantly providing resources and materials to use as well. I love that she has a available by phone sessions as well as texting throughout the week if needed. I definitely would recommend Paula!

Written by E.M. on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Super caring and empathetic. Gives amazing life advice.

Written by N.I. on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Paula is fantastic. She’s calm in her responses and provides tools to help outside of therapy. She does a great job relating real life scenarios and listens with open arms. Highly reccomend!

Written by T.E. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

She’s awe to work with for counseling. I’ve come back 3 times and she always welcomes me. Easy to talk to and has a variety of modalities to help you use for therapy.

Written by A.L. on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Paula has helped me make serious strides in bettering my mental health. I didn’t fully believe in therapy until having Paula as a counselor. All of us and Better Help are lucky to have her.

Written by P.I. on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Paula is a fantastic therapist who is a great listener and is amazing at giving me resources for all my questions. She helps me with basic life situations and sets goals for me

Written by K.A. on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I really appreciate Paula's expertise and skill as my therapist. Hands down, amazing.

Written by C.O. on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Paula is by far the best therapist I have had thus far extremely supportive

Written by F.A. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Paula Steele is a wonderful therapist who listens to me attentively, respects me, engages with me, provides multiple solutions, and always keeps my best interest in mind.

Written by P.A. on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 5 months

Paula is the first counselor who actually gets me. It is nice to be understood.

Written by A.M. on Mar 11, 2021 after therapy with Paula for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Paula immediately dove in with me, because I like to get right to the issues in the first visit. She met me on the level I needed, sent me resources, and is helping me with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). She also helped me to identify situations where emotional abuse/manipulation might be occurring.

I would recommend Paula to anyone who is really serious about "doing the work", she is a skilled CBT mentor and is invested in helping me achieve my goals. By far the best counselor on this site I've had (she is my 4th, over a long period of time).

Written by M.I. on Dec 31, 2020 after therapy with Paula for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I always get something from the session and new awarenesses I didn’t have before. Highly recommend others to try talking with her even if therapy felt like a waste before because I have been there! Invest in yourself.

Work with me!