Mental Health Therapist, Psychoeducation
Home Base: Eau Claire, WI
Willing to travel up to 90 minutes from home base.
Service Arrays: Individual Skills Development, Wellness Management and Recovery, Psychoeducation
Paula has practiced as a Licensed Professional Counselor in a variety of settings from outpatient clinics to county jails. The past few years have provided some unique opportunities apart from the traditional office setting, such as, schools, individuals homes, and skilled nursing facilities. With meeting with persons in the community, we have been able to meet in parks, libraries, and coffee shops. This aligns with my belief of meeting the person where they are in life’s journey.
My bachelor’s degree is in a human services-related field and my master’s degree is in community mental health. I am a trained mediator in the state of Wisconsin, and I welcome the opportunity to use sign language with others. Over the years, I have provided therapy services to individuals, couples, and groups in crisis situations/struggling. My role is to provide a safe environment and assist with the goals that are important to the person. My approach is strength-based and person-centered. I like to be creative and incorporate coping tools that include mindfulness, grounding techniques, and to shift negative thinking patterns to ones of health and hope.
I enjoy spending time with my beautiful, growing family! Trying to visit different Wisconsin State Parks for hiking adventures is a favorite activity. Yoga, reading, and travel are equally enjoyed. A few years ago, I taught myself the art of canning. One of the best recipes has been peach salsa. 😊