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Sarah Paul, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression ADHD
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About me

Hello there!
I am a licensed clinical counselor and have been providing therapy for adults, children, and families for more than 20 years. I feel truly privileged to have been able to share in the journey of all my clients. Let's face it folks, life can be so painful at times. It may feel as if peace, joy, and satisfying relationships have become foreign experiences. We all need and deserve a dependable hand to partner with us in getting through our journey. Whatever you're facing, whatever you're experiencing, and no matter the struggle- you don't have to do it alone.

I think one of my favorite quotes exemplifies the foundation of who I am as a therapist:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
Copyright: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Limited Partnership.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I have extensive training and experience post licensure that have honed my skills as a well rounded therapist. My toolbox of interventions can be tailored to meet the unique needs of my clients. We can work together to design strategies that will assist you in meeting your goals and living a more satisfying life.

I am a trauma informed therapist, but this does not limit my work to only trauma related clients. I believe it enhances my work with all clients as I can utilize a variety a frameworks to meet the needs of my clients including and not limited to; CBT, DBT, Mindfulness Based, ACT, and Somatic Based. I also have experience working with all ages, genders, and diagnoses which has greatly added to my knowledge base.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

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License information

IL LCPC 180006249

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sarah Paul. 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.

She’s been so helpful to me.

Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Sarah for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Sarah is so lovely. Strongly recommend her.

Written on Oct 08, 2023 after therapy with Sarah for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Intuitively knew what to suggest to me…right from the beginning

Written on May 01, 2023 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Best. Therapist. Ever. So educated on trauma care and has improved my quality of life SO much.

Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Sarah for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Sarah is the least judgemental person I've ever talked to. She really listens and gives great advice without cramming it down your throat. Extremely knowledgeable about family dynamics, narcissistic abuse, and anxiety. I always take notes when we talk and refer back to them. She's been a huge help to me.

Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sarah, is by far the best therapist I’ve ever had the privilege of speaking with. I look forward to all of my sessions with her. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of therapy.

Written on Feb 05, 2023 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd