Laurie Paul, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Paul earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited PhD program. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy at a psychoanalytic clinic accredited by the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytical Association. She is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Virginia and Maryland. Dr. Paul is also bilingual and experienced at providing psychotherapy in Spanish and English.
Dr. Paul has 7 years of clinical experience and has completed extensive training. She has worked within a variety of settings including: community mental health centers, the psychiatric emergency room, hospitals, a university counseling center, substance abuse clinics, and a drug/alcohol detoxification unit.
She plays an active role in psychotherapy and creates a safe and comfortable environment. She works with clients of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and strives to help these individuals lead fulfilling lives. Treatment specialties include: relationships, phobias (extreme fears of flying, spiders, heights, etc.), social anxiety, perfectionism, over-eating and binge eating, trauma, LGBTQ, the emotional effects of PMS, menopause and childbirth, Postpartum Depression, avoidance and procrastination challenges, sleep difficulties, and pain management
Dr. Paul utilizes an integrative approach to treatment and incorporates techniques from Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Relational, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior therapy modalities. In her work with couples, she utilizes the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. She has completed the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level I training.