Paul Samuelson

LPC, CAADC

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Locations

Retreat Clinic
300 68th Street SE, Building B, Entrance B1
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Patient Ages

  • Adult

Paul is a fully licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor (CAADC). He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Communications from Northern Michigan University. He also earned his Masters of Counseling and Masters of Divinity degrees from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.

Before coming to Pine Rest, Paul worked at a Community Behavioral Counseling organization facilitating substance abuse and sexual offender groups along with counseling individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and chronic mental illness. Paul’s experiences include working with individuals and groups with substance abuse issues, anxiety and mood disorders, sex addictions and sexual offenses, depression, trauma, grief, and spiritual issues.

Paul uses several different treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), strengths based solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma-focused therapy. He strives to provide an open, non-judgmental, caring, and empathetic environment where clients can feel heard and understood.

Paul Samuelson participates in the Diversity Collective.

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Mental Illness Stigma Keeps People From Seeking Help. Our Support Can Make a Difference.

Mental Illness Stigma Keeps People From Seeking Help. Our Support Can Make a Difference.

October 2 – 8, 2022 is National Mental Illness Awareness Week. Half of all lifetime cases of mental illness in the U.S. begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24. Yet, the average delay between onset of symptoms and intervention is 8-10 years....

The Different Faces of Depression

The Different Faces of Depression

  October is Depression Awareness Month With over 300 million experiencing depression worldwide, it is one of the most common mental health conditions that exists. Depression affects people of all ages, ethnicity, race, gender and income levels....

Tips to Help Your Middle School Student Develop Good Study Habits

Tips to Help Your Middle School Student Develop Good Study Habits

Middle school is more academically rigorous than elementary school. Homework becomes more intense and may take a couple hours each night. Teens may need extra support in the beginning of the year as they learn to make this adjustment. Parents, you...

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