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  • Mindful Dr. Paula

Clinical Services

I offer individual therapy from my office in Chicago. I treat adults who struggle with:

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders 

  • Perfectionism

  • Outpatient-level Eating Disorders (including Orthorexia, or the obsession with "clean eating")

  • Disordered eating, chronic dieting, and over-exercising

  • Drug and Alcohol addiction

  • Trauma

  • Relationship struggles

Clinical Approach

I do not believe in taking a cookie-cutter approach to treatment.  I weave various psychological theories into my work and tailor therapy to your individual needs and presenting concerns. I believe that human beings are holistic and our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual functioning are richly interconnected.

 

I use many theories to guide my work, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Adlerian Psychology, Feminist Theory, Existential Psychology, and Family Systems theory. I regularly consult the research to ensure that I am providing care from the most up-to-date and well-informed perspective.

 

I am trained and certified in the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CDSMP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT),  and Mindfulness Meditation.  I'm an approved facilitator for Beauty Redefined's Body Image Resilience Program. I'm also a member of several professional organizations including the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), and the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH). 
 

I am deeply committed to my work and passionate about helping you find greater fulfillment and joy in life.

Insurance & Fees

I am in the process of becoming an in-network provider for the following insurance plans:

If I am not in-network with your insurance plan, you may see me as an out-of-network provider and submit a bill to your insurance company. They may reimburse you. 

 

My out-of-pocket fees are as follows: 

Initial Intake Session - $250

Therapy Session - $175