Paul Lapointe.... continued
Paul has a range of experience working in emergency services as a paramedic for 10 years, in education as a teacher for 7 years and now as a mental health therapist for nearly 10 years. This varied experience has allowed Paul to develop expertise in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, chronic pain among other mental health areas of concern. Paul believes in partnering with clients as the experts in their own lives and mobilizing their inherent strengths and abilities.
Paul’s focus has been working with individuals and drawing from a number of therapies that incorporate somatic/emotional (bottom up) strategies. These therapies are ideal for trauma and helping to work with the nervous system. Paul has also been through a difficult chronic pain journey, that has led to developing a passion to decrease physical symptoms in others through mental health therapy.
Paul has been trained in the following therapies. Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Narrative Therapy, and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.
On a personal note, Paul enjoys spending time with his family, biking and being in the mountains.