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Sheila Paul, LMFT
I also practice an eclectic blend of psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, mindfulness, and Solution-Focused therapies, tailoring each approach to my client's unique needs and goals.

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Sheila Paul, LMFT


Licensed in



Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Harm Reduction, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

My name is Sheila Paul, and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 16 years of experience in the field. My work in mental health began in 2007 after graduating from Chapman University and interning at Lutheran Social Services in Apple Valley, CA where I worked with sexually abused children and teens. This led me to further my experience with internships at Inland AIDS Project, Telecare Corp., and Community Hospital of San Bernardino, CA. ​

In 2010, I was happy to fulfill my dream of opening my own private practice, where I continued my work in treating anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health issues. Inspired by our veterans' sacrifices, I had the privilege to volunteer my time providing free psychotherapy with The Soldier's Project of Los Angeles, CA. This allowed me to further my training in trauma work, including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and most recently, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) modalities.

In addition, I also practice an eclectic blend of psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, mindfulness, and Solution-Focused therapies, tailoring each approach to my client's unique needs and goals. It is an honor for me to provide compassionate guidance and quality care and I'm committed to helping you in your journey towards healing and growth.


MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, Chapman University

License Number and State

LMFT 48199



Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional because I witnessed firsthand the challenges faced by a family member with mental illness and the stigma that often surrounds it. This experience motivated me to help individuals and families navigate the complexities of mental health, while also working to break down the barriers and misconceptions associated with mental health conditions. I am committed to providing compassionate care and support, fostering understanding, and promoting mental wellness in my community.

What are your interests outside of work?

Outside of my work, I enjoy painting miniatures, playing video and board games, watching movies, listening to music, playing drums, and singing.

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

One thing I do daily to support my mental and emotional well-being is practicing gratitude. Each day, I take a moment to reflect on the positive aspects of my life and acknowledge the people, experiences, and circumstances I am grateful for. This practice helps me cultivate a positive mindset, fosters an appreciation for the things I might otherwise take for granted, and encourages a deeper sense of happiness and contentment in my life.

What book have you read more than once?

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl. This powerful and inspiring book, written by a Holocaust survivor and psychiatrist, delves into the experiences of individuals who faced unimaginable suffering and adversity. It explores the human capacity for finding meaning and purpose in life, even in the darkest of times. Readers often return to this book for its profound insights into resilience, hope, and the enduring strength of the human spirit.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Doctors Without Borders is my favorite non-profit organization due to their dedication to providing medical care to those in need, regardless of their race, religion, or political affiliation. They work in over 70 countries, delivering emergency medical assistance in areas affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters, or a lack of access to healthcare. What sets Doctors Without Borders apart is their commitment to impartiality and neutrality, which allows them to provide life-saving care in some of the most challenging and dangerous situations.