About Paula

Trauma can make people feel hopeless, numb, empty and like they have lost themselves. It can be easy to resort to coping mechanisms that helps them avoid or escape their emotional pain but doesn’t help them to heal or effectively manage their symptoms. 

 

There is another way. For the past 20 years I have helped clients feel heard, understood, and empowered. In my gentle, compassionate, non-judgmental approach I help clients feel unconditional acceptance, support, understanding, and safety. People begin to feel like their old selves again or, for the first time in their lives, gain newfound confidence and trust in themselves. I help clients heal and find effective tools to lead more fulfilling, healthy lives.

I completed my Master’s degree in Counseling in 2008 and a Graduate Certificate in Marriage and family therapy from St Mary’s University. I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years and have been conducting psychotherapy with all populations for the past 12 years.

 

My specialties are treating adults suffering from trauma, PTSD, dissociation, depression, anxiety, OCD, attachment issues and Aspergers. I also enjoy working with individuals in the LGBTQ community. I utilize the most proven and evidence based mind, body and spirit approaches, including psychodynamic therapy, EMDR, mindfulness, somatic therapies, CBT, ego state, self compassion and acceptance therapies and techniques are individualized for each client depending on their needs. 

“What we achieve inwardly will change our outer reality”

– Plutarch

Licensing and Certifications

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

License number 2532

 

EMDRIA Trained EMDR Practitioner

EMDRIA Certification

Education

Masters of Counseling Psychology

St. Mary’s University

 

Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy

St. Mary’s University

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