About Paul

paulHello, and thanks for visiting this page. Please note that I am not accepting new clients at this time.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor/therapist in North Carolina. In addition to offering in-person therapy for individuals and couples in Asheville, I offer online therapy through the telephone and Skype. Fluent in Spanish, I work with both English and Spanish speakers. In my practice I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance.

A long-time meditation practitioner, I received my Masters degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. In addition to my private practice, I am also the founder and executive director of Open Path Psychotherapy Collective (www.openpathcollective.org).

I have been actively working in the mental health community since 1996. I work with couples and adult individuals. My specialities include helping people who are suffering from anxiety, symptoms of depression, or those who have experienced some sort of trauma. I believe in helping my clients become more mindful of their experience, which enables a¬†greater tolerance for a variety of emotions. My clients typically tell me that while a sustained, constant sense of happiness remains beyond their reach (it is never my goal), after working together the hard times become more manageable, and life in general feels more workable. It’s my belief that the more we can allow ourselves to become safely acquainted with that which is not pleasant, the more we are able to fully experience joy in our lives.

My office is located in the Jackson Building in downtown Asheville. I’m on the 10th floor where I get to enjoy one of the lovelier views in Asheville. If you would like to make an appointment, or talk about the possibility of making an appointment, please get in touch through my contact page, or give me a call at: 828.772.6029.