Paulette Niemiec

(M.A., L.P.C.)

About Me

I have been working as a professional counselor for over 15 years. I have experience working with those who suffer from depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders. I also have years of substance counseling and I use a client-centered approach and apply theories from R.E.B.T. This is a form of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy which simply states that your emotions are related to what you believe and your thinking process. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (R.E.B.T.) works when the client and myself take time to analyze these processes. It has been tested and found to be quite effective at treating most anxiety and depressive disorders, especially when applied to things like panic attacks and phobias.

I also apply social learning theory, role-play exercises, and a variety of other techniques that help people to gain a better sense of awareness of themselves. The goal of all person-centered therapy is to assist others to become self-actualized individuals. I'm pleasant, kind, compassionate, and have a strong sense of empathy for others.

Over the years I have taught communication skills to my clients. These skills have been proven to improve relationships, and my clients have benefited immensely from learning to apply these skills to their interactions with others. The application of these skills can be used when working with individuals, couples and families.

I look forward to serving you as your counselor here at Better Help. All those who work with me will find that I always am sensitive to their feelings, wants, needs and desire to get to a more mentally healthy place in life. I give positive feedback to those who are working hard at achieving their goals, and I usually indicate that with a smiley face emotions icon. Those who work with me will find me easy to get along with and always filled with encouragement to keep the process going. It is through our relationship as counselor and client that together we might not solve all of life's problems and nuances, but we will get you to that place that you want and deserve to be. Happy and fulfilled.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 15

Licensing

LPC #6401008205 (Expires: 2018-05-31)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Oct 15, 2017 after counseling with Paulette for 1 month relationship, and intimacy-related

She is sweet and understanding. Very willing to help and wants to help everyone find happiness.

Written by S.H. on Oct 04, 2017 after counseling with Paulette for 1 month stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I am new to counseling but have considered taking part in it for a while now. Over the years, my anxiety has increased, especially since entering college. As such, it has becoming increasingly frustrating in my daily life. When I first began my sessions with Paulette, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. However, as I got to know her, I realized she was very genuine, funny, caring and very human, like we all are. She helped me take a look at my thoughts in order to lower my anxiety and increase my self esteem. She suggested meditation, positive affirmations and deep breathing with calming imagery to help me out. I have been doing my best to practice these techniques every week and so far it has been helping me out! I highly recommend Paulette as a counselor.

Written by D.A. on Oct 04, 2017 after counseling with Paulette for 2 weeks depression, addictions, relationship, grief, and intimacy-related

She is getting me. She could very easily be a friend I would hang out with. Lots in common.

Written by K.A. on Sep 11, 2017 after counseling with Paulette for 5 days depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and grief

I was fortunate enough to have been paired with counselor, Paulette Niemiec, and feel tremendously grateful for this. Paulette is incredibly responsive, insightful, and compassionate. Her written responses to me were such that I can only hope she has a book in the works, because she is a beautiful and thoughtful writer, and I would be first in line to buy such a book.

Anyone who is lucky enough to be paired with this sensitive, caring, very wise, and helpful counselor will, no doubt, be just as grateful as I feel. BetterHelp is fortunate to have Paulette's expertise and caring heart available to clients on this extremely important site.

Written by J.O. on Jul 24, 2017 after counseling with Paulette for 9 months stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

I have been to over a dozen psychiatrists and therapists over the last 30 years, and Paulette's advice has been more helpful than almost all of them. She understands what my concerns are and is able to help me make a plan of action to address them. The advice and strategies she have given me will help me for a long time to come.

Written by B.R on Apr 03, 2017 after counseling with Paulette for 2 months relationship, and intimacy-related

Excellent service. Kind, caring and understanding. I am starting to make some good progress

Written by R.O on Mar 27, 2017 after counseling with Paulette for 4 months stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Paulette is a very strong, kind, and a patient listener. I'm very grateful I have a counselor who has an awareness of transgender issues and was able to help me look at my problems objectively. I would recommend her highly to anyone.

Written by S.T on Jan 24, 2017 after counseling with Paulette for 1 month stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

A great counselor that I'd highly recommend. I've found her practical and very caring, while also keeping on top of our objectives. She checks in with me regularly and always responds promptly. I've definitely felt this has been the most accessible counseling I've used before.

Written by A.I on Nov 30, 2016 after counseling with Paulette for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Paulette has been a great help to me as I am working through a transition in my life into motherhood. She has been working with me to deal with my new life goals as a mother. Also working on communication and relationship mending with my spouse. So far I have had a great experience. Thank you Paulette.

Written by S.U on Oct 26, 2016 after counseling with Paulette for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Paulette has been my savior these past couple weeks. Working with her has helped immensely. I feel so blessed to have been matched up with Paulette right from the get-go. She has easily become one of my best friends as well as my counselor. I have been struggling for so long, not responding to tradition in-office therapy but with Paulette she is wise, enlightened and real with how she counsels. I can trust that!

Written by C.H on Sep 03, 2016 after counseling with Paulette for 2 days

Paulette and I spent a short while in chat and video sessions, and even in such a time-frame, she had the ability to provide a very positive outlook and influence regarding my issues. She showed me practical ways to handle situations that have been bothering me for quite a while now. Her advice and tips gave me a sense of security both towards my future as well as my own behaviours and problem-solving strategies.

I would highly recommend working with her - she is very insightful and helpful, getting out her way to facilitate services that enable others to develop, see things in a more positive way and provide guidance.

She literally had a video chat with me in the middle of the night because of a busy and rather restricted schedule from my side! Perks of e-counseling coupled with an extraordinary person - not everyone does that!

Don't think twice if you get paired with her, just go ahead and start talking immediately! Don't waste time, she is basically this very good friend you were looking for, that will provide you with amazing advice and an ear to listen to you when you need help.

Written by B.R on Sep 01, 2016 after counseling with Paulette for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

Paulette has been very patient in helping me deal with the issues I face, And she has been instrumental in helping me find a path to get my life back on track.

Written by J.A on Aug 08, 2016 after counseling with Paulette for 3 months stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship

Four days ago around 11 PM my life seemed to be in shambles, I was lost, confused and depressed beyond belief, all due to a 6 year relationship that had ended a month ago. I didn't know what to do with myself so I went online in a panic and found this website and signed up. Within minutes I received a message from Paulette asking me what was happening and I shared my story via chat on the website.

It was at midnight when we got connected via phone and she took control of my crazy emotions and helped get me calmed down so I could go to sleep. How many counselors do you know who would be willing to chat at midnight? Talk about amazing. Four days later and I'm sitting here in the same spot I was when we first connected and I'm already better. Paulette has helped to change my life for the better. I honestly can say without her listening to me and guiding me in the right direction with my relationship issues I would be in the same boat I was for the last 6 years.

Since we got connected, we have done about three phone consultations and they are worth every penny. She helped give me advice on how to end the relationship the right way and even helped with a book recommendation that I listened to for 8 hours. She is caring, funny, a good listener and really wants to help better her clients. I'm so glad we got connected and she assures me everything is going to be ok and I know it will because I have her to help me.

Written by J.O on Apr 01, 2016 after counseling with Paulette for 6 months stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

Paula is patient and caring. She has given me practical advice that I can use help sort out my challenges. I've learned a lot about myself because of her.

Written by S.O on Feb 20, 2016 after counseling with Paulette for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

I haven't been here for long but have learned so much about myself through Paulette's guidance. She has a way of explaining things in a very approachable way that is easy to understand and implement.

Written by L.I on Jan 31, 2016 after counseling with Paulette for 2 weeks

I'm a handful. Paulette has been absolutely great and patient with me. I am very happy that she is helping find my way.

Written by A.N on Jan 11, 2016 after counseling with Paulette for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, and depression

Paulette has been very helpful, I highly recommend her.

Written by A.N on Dec 22, 2015 after counseling with Paulette for 2 months

Paulette was helpful. She was very understanding of my issues and she always responded quickly. She even wrote to check in on me if i hadn't written in a while. I learned some good strategies.

Written by G.L on Dec 19, 2015 after counseling with Paulette for 2 months

I have found Paulette to be caring and understanding. The skills I have learnt from working with Paulette have made a remarkable difference to my life.

Written by S.A on Nov 20, 2015 after counseling with Paulette for 4 days stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and depression

Paulette is a very compassionate and understanding counselor. She seemed to truly understand the issues I was working with, and had sincere intentions of helping me.

Written by T.O on Nov 09, 2015 after counseling with Paulette for 1 week stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, career, bipolar, and depression

I've just started to work Paulette and I already feel like I have a best friend who understands, listens and is patient.

Written by K.I on Sep 28, 2015 after counseling with Paulette for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

She was prompt in her replies and very understanding of the circumstances of my issues.

Written by L.A on Aug 19, 2015 after counseling with Paulette for 3 weeks relationship

I have been scared to get help for many years after bad counseling in my home town. I am a victim of sexual abuse, and have a lot of related baggage. Paulette and I made an immediate connection, and she has been instrumental in helping me take my life back. I would recommend her to anyone... she truly cares about her patients.

Written by L.O on Aug 12, 2015 after counseling with Paulette for 1 month

Paulette is a wonderful and caring person. She has been very helpful in helping me find ways to deal with issues I face. She has provided me with some very helpful information to move forward. She is very open and honest and I appreciate the time she has given me. I highly recommend her!

Written by J.U on Jul 21, 2015 after counseling with Paulette for 3 weeks relationship

Paulette has been great - relatable and encouraging. I haven't been talking to her long but find her great and look forward to future conversations.

Written by T.O on Jul 18, 2015 after counseling with Paulette for 1 month stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career, and depression

Paulette has really helped me start working on the issues that I have been facing. She's very compassionate and willing to spend as much time on an issue as I need. She responds promptly and I truly believe she takes into consideration everything I say and offers the best therapy and help she can.

Written by N.I on Jun 30, 2015 after counseling with Paulette for 1 month stress, anxiety, addictions, parenting, self esteem, and depression

Paulette is very responsive and persistent at trying to help you with your issues. She keeps working different approaches to steer you towards finding ways to feel better about yourself and your relationships.

Written by J.O on Jun 06, 2015 after counseling with Paulette for 3 days

Paulette was great to work with. She was polite and gave great suggestions of things for me to work on. I would highly recommend her to anyone. She is easy to talk to and listens to what you say.

Written by F.A on May 25, 2015 after counseling with Paulette for 2 weeks relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Paulette Niemiec is an insightful and caring individual. She has helped me clarify and express my emotions that have been so difficult to express. I am very grateful for her.

Written by H.O on May 19, 2015 after counseling with Paulette for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

Paulette really helped me get past being stuck after a breakup. She offered practical suggestions that helped get through all the negative thoughts I had in my head. Plus, she was very patient, understanding, and made me feel comfortable and supported.