I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor working in the field with all ages for the last 5 years, teens exclusively 2 years before that. I have worked with clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual identity issues, and addiction. There is not a population of people I feel uncomfortable working with.
My therapeutic approach is a combination of psychodynamic, humanistic, and reality therapy. My goal as a therapist is to help you meet your goals, while becoming obsolete. I want you to be able to live your life as free as possible and no longer have a need for me.
I am an EMDR trained therapist, which has been an instrumental tool in working with individuals suffering from trauma such as loss of a loved one or rape. For more information on EMDR follow this link: https://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/
I would describe my counseling style as non-judgmental, genuine, warm, and solution-focused. I will help you get to wherever you need to go, whether that's a better sense of self, better work ethic, or lower depressive or anxious levels. I am also here if you just need an unbiased 3rd party listen to your issues in a confidential setting.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401019146
Paul is very patient, listens and offers great advice. It is difficult to find a therapist that understands LGBTQ+ issues and provide appropriate and genuine support and advice and tools to work with. Definitely recommend!
Written on Jun 26, 2023 after therapy with Paul for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
He’s great, listens and is always there! Couldn’t recommend a better therapist.
Written on Jun 25, 2023 after therapy with Paul for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Paul is fantastic. Therapy feels low-pressure, but also goal-oriented in a way I haven’t experienced before. He’s a fantastic listener, and also helps me turn my random thoughts into goals and actions — with plenty of room for changing course when something doesn’t work. Would absolutely recommend him!!
Written on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I’ve only been speaking to Paul for a couple of weeks but I’m really starting to feel comfortable telling him things. He is supportive and totally non judgemental.
Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Paul is very friendly and attentive. I feel at ease chatting to him about myself and I feel no judgement or pressure. His responses are prompt and insightful and I’ve found I look forward to our weekly sessions. A great therapist for those who are just starting out!
Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Paul is an active listener who knows how to engage and draw you into conversation. Paul helped me realize new things about myself and made some very helpful insights.
Written on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and lgbt