Paul Courtland Soper

(LCSW-S, LISW-S, CCTP)

About Me

Hi! My name is Paul and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Texas, and a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in the state of Ohio. I've been practicing for about 10 years in a variety of settings, including community mental health, psychiatric hospitals and private practice. I offer online psychotherapy sessions to teens interested in embarking on a journey of emotional healing. Negative thought and behavior patterns build up over time, and it takes time to retrain your brain and body to engage differently with the world around you. A holistic approach focusing on the mind, body and spirit is essential to recovery, and I try to teach my clients and their chosen families how to empower themselves to improve overall wellness. Everyone’s journey is unique, so I provide a trauma-informed, eclectic and individualized approach to healing.

I specialize in treating individuals with mood and personality disorders. I also specialize in treating individuals and couples in the LGBTQ+ community with specific issues relating to that population, providing a safe space for members of this community to process their experiences and identify and work on their goals for the future. I have a soft spot in my heart for teenagers, as they have so much potential ahead of them.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #61803 (Expires: 2021-10-31)

LISW #I.1800786 (Expires: 2022-01-22)

LCSW #CSW.09926912 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Reviews

Written by A.A. on Nov 02, 2020 after counseling with Paul for 10 months

Paul was excellent always attentive very professional and very friendly. I would recommend him to anyone.

Written by M.A. on Oct 27, 2020 after counseling with Paul for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I really like him, he is kid back he makes me feel as he is coming from the place of a friend who will keep it real with you he also helps with work sheets

Written by B.R. on Oct 19, 2020 after counseling with Paul for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Awesome guy, knows his stuff...

Written by S.T. on Sep 21, 2020 after counseling with Paul for 1 year

Paul is great. excellent listener and provides good suggestions to help work through things.

Written by A.L. on Sep 16, 2020 after counseling with Paul for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Listens and creates an open environment where we can both speak freely.

Written by C.H. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Paul for 7 months

Great help from a knowledgeable professional.

Written by M.A. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Paul for 8 months

Paul is amazing. His honesty and forthrightness are really wonderful, as I sometimes need that to clear my head. He's really good at what he does, and he knows what he is doing. I'm really fortunate to be able to work with him. Having the complex conditions that I do, he really has an amazing way of getting to the root of things, and clarifying situations that I struggle with.

Written by J.E. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Paul for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Paul is always good to me and caring

Written by M.A. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Paul for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Paul is great. Me and my wife think Paul cares about helping us both deal with our issues.

Written by C.H. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Paul for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Paul has been great while I’ve been dealing with a lot of personal issues.

Written by T.A. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with Paul for 6 months on issues concerning relationship

Paul Courtland Soper has been very accommodating to our schedules and has done an incredible job of helping to defuse tension in our relationship. We have been working with Paul for seven months and use tools he has given us to grow closer with one another. He has done an excellent job of tracking our progress and keeping up with the ins and outs of our relationship. We were hesitant to use a counselor and especially one online. His services have shown us that he can be very effective and relatable even with just a digital relationship. Thank you for your patience and your support.

Written by H.A. on May 15, 2020 after counseling with Paul for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

Always checks in and we are surprised and thankful at how much he always remembers about all the things we have said over the sessions!

Written by L.I. on May 10, 2020 after counseling with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Paul is really fantastic. I've had minimal and negative counseling experiences in the past. He has a really positive, calming and beautiful energy and is helping me work through some personal and relationship challenges. He allows me to be subjective and positive towards situations I wouldn't be able to on my own. I feel like I can tell him anything and will never be judged, which is super important in a therapist/client relationship. It doesn't matter if I have had a good week or a bad week, I am looking forward to our session. I absolutely recommend Paul!

Written by C.A. on May 03, 2020 after counseling with Paul for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Paul was extremely understanding and competent. He offered me valuable help and practical tips during a very hard time. I'd definitely recommend him.

Written by C.H. on Apr 07, 2020 after counseling with Paul for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Paul has helped me through a very difficult time in my life. I would use him again and refer others to him.

Written by V.I. on Mar 19, 2020 after counseling with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Paul has been great!

Written by C.R. on Feb 09, 2020 after counseling with Paul for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

I love Paul! He’s down to earth, matter of fact, and nonjudgmental. At the same time, he is honest and calls me on it if I’m not being fully honest.

Written by D.E. on Jan 05, 2020 after counseling with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and adhd

Paul and I are still getting to know each other, but I feel he has an understanding of my situation and speaks my language. It’s been great to just be able to offload thoughts I’ve been keeping to myself for almost a couple of years!!

Written by A.M. on Dec 17, 2019 after counseling with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Paul is kind, attentive and non-judgemental. He has a way of simplifying things that really takes the weight off. He's a very good counsellor with an adaptable approach. He has given me effective ways of improving my life and I come away from each session with homework to work on myself, which means I am constantly improving my wellbeing throughout the week. Thank you Paul!

Written by C.H. on Nov 15, 2019 after counseling with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Paul has been nothing but supportive, and kind to me. Reaching out to me when I felt to downtrodden to initiate conversation. He is a great listener, and shows true concern.

Written by C.H. on Nov 05, 2019 after counseling with Paul for 2 weeks

I used to be very skeptical of any therapist however I have changed my way of thinking and this is helping me in my day to day to manage anxiety and negative thoughts.

Written by T.Y. on Oct 17, 2019 after counseling with Paul for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Paul offers insight into problems that have been getting in my way for years. Each session he asks great questions and helps guide me as I learn and grow during our sessions. He does not judge and gives exceptional advice that is changing my life in so many great ways.

Written by J.A. on Oct 03, 2019 after counseling with Paul for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Paul is an understanding and intelligent counselor. I come away from our sessions feeling more empowered to take on my challenges with the strategies that he presents.

Written by B.R. on Sep 30, 2019 after counseling with Paul for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great guy! Listened to my concerns and gave great suggestions.

Written by L.A. on Sep 28, 2019 after counseling with Paul for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Paul has been amazing to me. I came into counseling feeling so unsure of myself and nervous about opening up and sharing what was bothering me. Paul put me right at ease and treated me with so much respect and dignity. Getting over my misgivings and giving this a try was the best decision I could have made.

Written by C.L. on Sep 23, 2019 after counseling with Paul for 2 weeks

Paul has been wonderful. He knew exactly what I needed and his approach was spot on. Understanding, but also knew when to direct the conversation. Can’t recommend him highly enough.