Paul received his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Catholic University in 2006. Paul is an advanced certified schema therapist, supervisor and trainer. He is also a Level II trained attachment-based family therapist working toward advanced certification with Drexel University. Paul completed four years of post-graduate training in Bowen Family Systems theory and psychotherapy at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, DC. Paul is also a skilled provider of SPACE, EMDR, ERP, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure Therapy.
Paul’s clinical practice includes working with individuals, families and groups. In his individual practice, Paul primarily works with adults who find themselves stuck in unfulfilling life patterns that are often the result of unmet needs in childhood, traumatic experiences, or problematic personality traits. These patterns frequently lead to significant distress, anxiety, depression, and difficulty with interpersonal relationships.
Paul’s family practice focuses on adolescents and young adults who, with their parents, work to improve trust and communication, repair interpersonal ruptures, strengthen healthy family roles, and embrace new ways of relating. The needs of the family system guide the treatment plan and the therapy involves sessions spent with individual family members alone as well as members together.
In the Heartwood Program, Paul leads various therapy groups for adolescents, adults, and parents. These groups are featured on the Heartwood page of the HFG website.
Paul is an active member of the International Society of Schema Therapy and co-leads the Schema Therapy Institute of Washington, DC.
How to Contact Me:
In the case of an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
Phone: Monday 10-11am, Wednesday 11-12pm, Thursday 11-11:30am, Fri 10-11am, (301) 970-4001
Portal: I will respond within 1 business day
Email: To protect patient privacy, per our practice policy, I do not use email with current or prospective clients.