Zoe Paulson


About Me

Hi there!
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California. I earned my Master of Social Welfare (MSW) degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 2004. I've worked in many different settings with individuals, couples, and families who have a variety of issues that include, but that are not limited to, relationship and family conflicts, parent/child challenges, adjustment to phases of life, depression, stress, and grief.
My experience as a clinician has led me to focus on working with and helping my clients with a tailored approach that combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and strengths-based therapy models. I strive on bringing you to a point of becoming confident in your abilities to move forward by minimizing fear and leading you to tangible and realistic goals and outcomes. I offer a non-judgmental, empathic, and mindful approach with my clients who are willing to accept the challenges that come with participating in counseling and have the desire to work towards and make positive changes.
Whether your challenges are recent or longstanding, whether you are wanting to improve your mood, relationships, or the ability to cope with complicated emotions, I am confident I can offer a perspective and additional support that allows you to gain the momentum you are seeking in order to move forward and start healing.
I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can message me anytime through BetterHelp. I usually check messages twice each day, Mondays through Fridays. I offer messaging, live chat, video and phone sessions with limited availability in the evenings. At this time, I am not able to provide services on the weekends. What you see in my calendar may not reflect my only availability so always check with me through a message first!
I look forward to working together!


  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #27158 (Expires: 2020-08-01)


Written by Y.U. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Zoe for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Zoe and I hit it off pretty much the first session we had! In the nearly 7 months since then I’ve made steady and significant progress and I cant thank Zoe enough for encouraging me and showing me new ways to understand myself.

Written by K.A. on Jun 13, 2020 after counseling with Zoe for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Zoe has helped me open my heart to healing and forgiveness. She identified my strengths early on and channels that when guiding me, whether it's recommending journal ideas, books to read or podcasts to listen to, she helps me carry my therapy sessions with me throughout the week to grow.

Written by A.U. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Zoe for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coaching

Zoe is an awesome listener and has helped me unlock some hidden issues that am now dealing with one step at a time. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is in need to making improvement mentally.

Written by C.A. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Zoe for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I am new to counseling and was very skeptical at first. However, I am very happy with the services I have been receiving and the relationship I am building with my counselor. Immediately I was made comfortable with the process and everything was explained thoroughly to me. We have only been working together for a short time, but I feel like she is patient with me, responsive, and focused on providing me with quality services. She has already made an impact on me and I look forward to continuing with these services.

Written by N.E. on Apr 13, 2020 after counseling with Zoe for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I felt a connection with Zoe from our first session (which was also my first therapy session ever), and have really valued all of our sessions since that time many months ago! She pushes me when I need to be pushed while also being extremely empathetic and understanding. I would recommend her to anyone and can’t see myself with another therapist!

Written by P.H. on Dec 10, 2019 after counseling with Zoe for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Zoe has been great, quickly getting at the underlying issues I’ve been grappling with and putting a name to things I was having a hard time communicating.