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Joshua Paul

Clinical Site Director, Outpatient Mental Health Professional
LPC, CSAC

Location:

Year Joined: 2023
Years of Experience: 9

Education

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee - BA in Psychology
Mount Mary University - MS in Counseling
Areas of Experience
  • Anxiety - General
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Identity
  • Substance Use

More About Joshua Paul

Clinical Interests:

My specialties including focusing on the LGBTQIA+ community particularly trans folks in moving through their journey. I enjoy working with people seeking out a better sense of self, identity, and personal values so they can live full authentic lives. Other areas of interest and experience include anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, post traumatic stress, and grief.

Clinical Approach:

My approach begins with a skeleton of existential theory. Existential theory focuses on 5 kind of depressing facts of life. Everything is meaningless, we are inherently alone, our lives are finite, and we have freedom of choice, and those choice have consequences (good and bad). Sounds depressing right? Well, my main goal in therapy is to help people connect with their true selves, and live authentically which allows them to create their own meaning, find connection, get the most out of the life they have, and make choices that have consequences they can live with!

So how do we get to all these big answers? We build off of that skeleton with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). CBT involves identifying how you think about yourself and the world, identifying negative patterns, challenging and changing them, so we can change how we feel, which changes how we tend to behavior, creating better consequences and outcomes. DBT is similar, but it uses our body, brain, mind connection to help us change how we are feeling and thinking. Together these approaches make our own wants, needs, feelings, desires, and how to get to where we want in life much easier.

Hobbies:

I'm a big gamer! Love video games and board games. Lover of cats. If it's nerdy or geeky I'm probably interested.

Clinic Contact Info

Madison Clinic

1001 Fourier Drive, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53717

(608) 740-2001