hello, i’m paula!
What I do
As my client you can expect warm and genuine guidance, straight-forward communication, and practical tools to help you understand the source of your problems, find clarity about what you truly value, and learn to manage your emotions through both everyday problems and big life challenges.
I personalize my approach to you, using tools drawn from positive cognitive behavioral therapy (PCBT, an integration of positive psychology and the cognitive behavioral therapy model), compassion focused therapy (CFT) as well as other mindfulness-based interventions for you to learn to better manage emotions and improve your overall wellbeing.
Ready to get started? Feel free to send me a message.
I’d love to hear from you!
on a more personal note-
I chose this career because of the healing, positive change, and emotional freedom I experienced through my own therapy. I wanted to pay it forward by helping others feel better. Becoming a therapist was a second career for me and 10 years in practice, I still love my job.
I’ve raised four kids as a single mom, so there’s not much that shocks me! And truly, I get how hard it can be to manage it all, let alone find some balance, especially when you’re struggling on the inside.
I truly believe that we all possess unique strengths and capabilities that when nurtured, can enhance our lives as well as contribute the world around us.
When I’m not at work I enjoy practicing yoga and hanging out with my dogs (my kids have flown the coop!), and binge-watching shows on tv.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Texas No. 66279
St. Edwards University
Master of Arts in Counseling, 2009
Southern Methodist University
Bachelor of Arts in Communications, 1985
Professional Health & Wellness Coach, wellcoaches®
RYT 200 hr, Yoga Alliance