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Lynda Paulson, LCSW
I work in partnership with the client to recognize inner resources and strengths to approach their life and future with confidence, hope, and resilience.

Our Team

Lynda Paulson, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP or EXRP), Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Prolonged exposure (PE), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I seek to be of service to you as you explore therapy as a path to heal and thrive. Taking this step to engage in therapy can feel like a daunting task and I am here to take that step with you.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years’ experience in direct practice. Throughout my practice I have focused on the importance of identifying all aspects of my clients’ lives that impact their well-being (support systems, cultural, work/ school environment, physical health, life experience, faith/spirituality) to provide treatment through a holistic person-in- environment perspective.

I treat anxiety, depression, bipolar/mood disorders, addictions, PTSD and complex trauma, adjustment disorders, obsessive/compulsive behaviors and grief and loss issues. I also have supported many in navigating life transitions, LGBTQ+, self-esteem and women’s issues, workplace stress, relationship and parenting conflicts and the myriad of life challenges that bring disconnection and distress to our lives.

I offer myself as a partner to support you on your life journey through building connection, bonding and trust. I provide a creative approach including CBT, DBT, ACT, Humanistic, and Psychodynamic paradigms. We work together to utilize your own inner strengths and resources to help sort out life challenges to achieve your goals and live your best life. I am strengths based, culturally sensitive and trauma informed to assist you in making peace with your past, heal and gain wisdom in the present and embrace your future with insight, hope and resilience.

It would be my honor to join with you in your process of transforming your life to discover more meaning, joy and purpose.

Education

MSW - Social Work, California State University Long Beach

License Number and State

CA 27988

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional to be of service to those who are committed to overcoming obstacles and living their best life.

What are your interests outside of work?

My interests include the arts, films, books, theater, nature and meditation.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Meditate.

What book have you read more than once?

Eckart Tolle's The Power of Now because it is a book of wisdom that is always filled with reminders of how to cultivate peace and balance within my being.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

BHS (the organization I work with) because they have an extended history of transforming lives and having a positive impact on the communities they serve.

How do you recharge?

Arts, film entertainment, museums, live music and nature walks.

Do you have any pets?

I have a cat named Dexter and he adopted me when I visited the animal shelter. He leaped on my shoulders and wrapped himself around me and I loved him on sight. He has been a special companion for over 10 years now.