Paula is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern and a Registered Nurse. She began her career over 20 years ago as an Oncology nurse and over the years has worked in many phases of health care. She received her Master’s Degree from Argosy University – Sarasota and has been with Spectrum Recovery Solutions for the past year. She utilizes a variety of approaches to assist clients through difficult life transitions, parents struggling with addicted children, depression, complex grief and loss, anxiety, sex addiction, relational trauma, crisis and the impact of pornography and infidelity on partners of addicts. She is in the process of becoming a certified Sex addiction therapist and is currently a CSAT Candidate (1) scheduled to become a full associate by the end of the year.
Paula works with individuals, couples and facilitates psycho educational, therapeutic and DBT skills groups. She uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and person centered therapy as well as mindfulness practice in the group setting.
Paula believes we all go through things in our lives that are painful or extremely difficult to handle. In spite of the fact that we are doing the best we can, sometimes we need some assistance with picking up the pieces and identifying which ones really belong to us. Making sense of these unique experiences is often very difficult to do on your own. Whether it is dealing with a loss, stopping a behavior that is affecting your relationships, or struggling with new or complex issues it can help to find an ally. Talking through issues, getting feedback and support allows us to be open to new perspectives. If you are ready to make some changes and would like to have the support you need to be successful call for an appointment.