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.