Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity. Hippocrates
Paul Dooley, LMFT
Psychotherapist MFC #92603
Welcome. My name is Paul. I’m a licensed psychotherapist living in San Diego, California. I received my BA in liberal arts and sciences from San Diego State University. I also hold a Master’s degree in counseling psychology. I have experience working with a wide variety of populations including adults, children, and families. So yes, I am the real McCoy.
Before I tell you more about myself though, I want to take a moment to acknowledge you. See, if you’re reading this there’s a good chance that you or a loved one is struggling right now. And whether or not you and I ever get a chance to work together, I just want to highlight how important, and positive, your efforts to seek help are. Because honestly asking for help isn’t the easiest thing in the world. Yet, here you are. In my view it takes courage to reach out to others when problems arise. I also believe that when people make the decision to seek help they have also resolved to make a positive change in their life. So although it may not feel like it now, you have already begun the process of improving your situation.
Now, let’s turn to how I can help you continue moving in the right direction. My style of counseling could be described as client focused, solution driven, and time limited. What that means is that I collaborate with my clients regarding what issues will be addressed and how. Second, although it is important to understand my client’s history, my aim is to help my clients identify specific solutions to their problems. The idea being that we work toward removing obstacles that are getting in the way of your short or long-term goals. I have also been trained in specific forms of cognitive behavioral therapy which are designed to improve thinking, mood, and behavior. If you would like to learn more about me or my services please feel free to schedule a consultation.