Paul is a licensed psychotherapist with more than twenty-five years of experience. He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Champaign and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago. While in the latter program, he also founded the school’s Cognitive/Behavior Therapy Student Organization. Before opening his private practice in 1993, Paul served on staff at Lutheran General Hospital and the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, both in the Chicago area.
Paul specializes in cognitive therapy with a strong emphasis on change through positive thinking. He works with people of all ages, from children to adults, and does family and marital counseling in addition to his work with individual patients.
Having Albert Ellis, the founder of Cognitive Behavioral Psychology, as one of my mentors was a great influence on my career and skill set.