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Meet Paul

Mental Health Therapist

I first identified a passion for mental health while working as a paramedic over 22 years ago. This passion brought me into the field of social work where I specialized in mental health. In my various roles in the work place, I have combined my interest in individual therapy and mental health skills development.  My current passion in mental health focuses in on Pain Reprocessing Therapy. My own struggles with chronic pain and other health symptoms has led me to find relief looking at neuroplastic pain. The relief I have found from these symptoms has felt miraculous and my hope is to help others on their own journey to become pain free. 

I have experience working with Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy, Pain Reprocessing Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, IS-TDP, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

My focus has been working with chronic pain and other symptoms, anxiety, depression and trauma including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. ​

When I’m not working, I enjoy world travel, which includes trips to Europe, Africa, India, Nepal, Thailand, Japan, Central America, Australia and New Zealand. Other interests include mountain biking, competing in triathlons, camping and spending time with my family and our dog Echo. 

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Experience

2016-Present

Mental Health Therapist

2014-2016

Educator

Worked for our provincial health care service providing individual therapy, leading groups and teaching skills to clients of various ages. 

After completing my Master's of Education I have worked as an educator with the City of Calgary Emergency Medical Services, Dale Carnegie, STARS AIR Ambulance and teaching within the Calgary school system. 

1998-2008

Paramedic

Provided advanced life support as a paramedic with the City of Calgary.

Training

2023

Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

2023

Somatic Experiencing Beginner Level 1

2022

Intensive Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy For Functional Somatic Disorders

2022

Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy

2022

Pain Reprocessing Therapy

2022

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

2021

Brain Story Certification

2021

How to Work with Effects of Trauma

2021

Accelerated Resolution Therapy

2020

4 Day Narrative Therapy Intensive

2019

·Narrative Therapy Outsider Witnessing

2018

Collaborative Problem Solving

2018

Transdiagnostic Treatment for Addictions

2018

CBT for Psychosis

2017

Narrative Therapy Insider Witness Practice

2017

3 Day Introduction to Narrative Therapy

2016

CBT For Sleep Workshop

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