Paula Steele


About Me

Hello! Welcome to BetterHelp!

I am just getting started here, but 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.


  • 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


LCSW #LC12383 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Written by M.I. on Dec 31, 2020 after counseling 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.

Written by P.A. on Nov 27, 2020 after counseling with Paula for 3 weeks

I have had years of counseling, but Paula was the one one who could provide practical solutions. She really listened and cared.