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Paul Giddings

Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner
LGSW

Location:

Year Joined: 2017
Years of Experience: 9

Education

University of Minnesota Duluth - BA
University of Minnesota Duluth - MSW
Areas of Experience
  • Abuse (Sexual, Physical, Verbal)
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety - General
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Christian Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Incorporates Prayer
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Serious & Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management

More About Paul Giddings

Clinical Interests:

I work with adults with post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, mood disorders, personality disorders, and psychiatric disorders. I am also interested in working with fellow OIF and OEF veterans on mental health barriers specific to combat experiences, and their reintegrating into civilian life.

Clinical Approach:

I take a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach to care that also integrates solution focused or narrative interventions depending on the goals of the client. But most important, I believe it is imperative to have well honed listening skills and the ability to know what to ask. No other approach is effective without making sure that I have a full understanding of my client's situation both as an individual and within their social context. To that end, I am also informed by my undergrad focus on Sociology, which gives me a unique ability to put my clients into context, integrate a person-in-environment approach, and understand the systemic, cultural, and socioeconomic roots of many of their barriers.

Hobbies:

I enjoy music of all kinds, collecting records, trivia, hiking, and nature. I also enjoy watching soccer, and while I support and cheer for Minnesota United, my passionate support lies with Tottenham Hotspur, the pride of North London. Come on you Spurs!

Clinic Contact Info

Duluth Clinic

332 W. Superior Street, Suite 300
Duluth, MN 55802

(218) 722-4379