Paula is a Licensed Marital and Family Counselor and is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). She has a 27-year history of providing counseling services and managing programs for non-profit agencies. Her counseling specialties include counseling from a Christian approach, marital and family counseling, ministers and spouse support, integrated recovery (working with physicians to optimize patient support and recovery), parenting, addiction recovery, trauma recovery, and life adjustment. Paula also provides consulting services focusing on overall wellness (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual), nutritional adjustment support, systems analysis, team and morale building, and leadership development.
Paula holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Paula has trained in two trauma models, The Trauma Focused CBT approach and the ARC framework (Attachment, Self-regulation, and Competency).
Spiritual Statement: I believe it is God’s desire that we live the abundant life. We can only do that through committing to Him and walking the path of discipleship. This is an individualized journey, but one in which we need to help each other especially during difficult times. One of my favorite passages is Romans 8:31, 37-39 “If God is for us, who is against us? . . . But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
To schedule an appointment, please call (423) 247-4536 or (423) 398-1693