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  • Mindful Dr. Paula

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better." 

-Maya Angelou

Click to learn about: Consultation | Supervision | Workshops

Clinical Consultation

Are you a psychologist, therapist, or clinician-in-training?

I'm often surprised to learn how many of us went through graduate school programs that placed little to no emphasis on exploring clients' relationships to food, exercise, and body image. The reality is that our clients frequently present with symptoms of eating disorders and disordered eating, as well as poor body image. It breaks my heart to think back on past clients I've treated and realize I overlooked symptoms of disordered eating and poor body image when they really would have benefited from addressing these issues, simply because I wasn't taught how to recognize or address them effectively.

One of the beautiful parts of being a therapist is our willingness to acknowledge what we don't know, and learn as we move through our careers. I'm committed to helping other helping professionals avoid the mistakes I've made. I offer consultation, supervision, and educational events to provide you with the tools you need to help clients of all shapes and sizes thrive in their bodies.

 

My mission is to make mental health treatment more effective for people of all shapes and sizes. I offer in-person and virtual one-on-one consultation services for psychologists, therapists, and social workers interested in better serving their clients across the spectrum of body size. 

As a consultant, I will help you

  • Successfully navigate body-related transference and counter-transference

  • Uncover and confront internalized weight bias and other appearance-related beliefs that may be impacting your work

  • Hone your ability to spot body image concerns and problematic food and exercise behaviors in clients across the size spectrum

  • Understand the social and systemic forces that are impacting your clients' body image and self-esteem

  • Discuss body size with your clients in a sensitive, respectful manner

E-mail info@humankindpsych.com to request an individual or group consultation.

 

Supervision

I have five years of experience supervising doctoral and master's level trainees. 

 

I had the unique experience of jumping straight from my pre-doctoral training in community mental health settings and chemical dependency treatment centers into a full-time private practice. As a post-doc, I built a solid professional network, marketed my services, grew my own caseload and had a full schedule within four months.

 

If your graduate school training was anything like mine, you may not feel equipped to handle the business side of what we do. Often, graduate school programs train us to effectively work in agency settings, but they don't teach us the necessary skills to start a private practice. It brings me great joy to help clinicians-in-training to find their footing, sharpen their entrepreneurial skills, and grow their confidence. 

As a supervisor, I will provide mentorship as you continue to develop your professional identity, solidify your clinical approach and theoretical orientation, and carve out a path for your early career.

E-mail info@humankindpsych.com to inquire about clinical supervision.

Workshops & Trainings

Coming Soon!

I've got some great educational programs in the works. Check back later or submit the form below and you'll be the first to know about in-person and online workshops.

 
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