My goal as your therapist is to "help you through"; the challenges that you are currently facing. My clients see me as a compassionate listener with a huge tool box of ways to counteract these challenges. These clients present with issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse issues and relationship problems.
I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a minor in Psychology; Boston University School of Theology with a major in Pastoral Counseling; and with an MSSW from the Universoty of Louisville majoring in Mental Health. I have also studied at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and the Family Institute of Cincinnati.
I use evidence based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I use mindfulness techniques, Emotional Freedom Technique and IRest Yoga Nidra.
I see myself as a holistic practioner who listens to each client to understand their personal goals and how my skills might best help them.
--PTSD/Trauma and Abuse.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Men's Issues , Sex Addiction , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy
IN LCSW 34002114A
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Paul Mefford. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.
So far he has been very open and understanding . Has a calm demeanor and interesting in getting to know the ins and outs of my son.
Paul is a very compassionate, insightful therapist and especially good at helping open up about the issues that were quite hard to discuss but the most important part of him is that he's non-judgmental, He's a very passionate and marvellous person and during his sessions, he listened to everything patiently and professionally. He guided me pretty well about the situation and made me see what matters the most and what's not. I do recommend him as he's very helpful when it comes to solving any kind of problem concerning the relationship.
Paul Mefford is a wonderful therapist. He is wise, kind, respectful, and professional. During his sessions, he is very engaging and listens keenly. A great person and therapist.
Paul has been great since our first zoom meeting! Will definitely recommend!
Helps me across a variety of topics regarding my mental health.
Paul is a gentle, empathetic, and knowledgeable couples’ therapist and I’m so glad we can benefit from his guidance.
Paul is great
Simply the best!
Paul is a very compassionate, funny, and insightful therapist. He's especially good at helping men open up and talk about their feelings and he does so in a gentle, non-judgmental way. He also often has great tips and resources for us to further our exploration into healing outside of sessions. You are in good hands for sure with Paul.
He has been amazing at helping me understand myself and figure out what needs to get done for my happiness. Provides excellent sources and provides a great environment for expressing my concerns
Paul is an experienced and friendly therapist. He listened to my challenges patiently and offers relevant and useful guidance and techniques to tap into our mind and overcome what in the right perspective are mostly superficial challenges of this world that sometimes unnecessarily bother us.
Open minded, calm, and helpful when dealing with issues. Has multiple tools he can use efficiently when dealing with clients. He helped me move forward from some issues in my childhood
I cannot believe how great the idea of having a counselor on hand is. We have used counselors in the past and you have to wait 2 weeks until your next appointment. With this program, when you think of something or have an issue you can deal with it right then and there!!! We have been so happy and we can tell that Dr Paul really cares about us and wants us to succeed!!!
Kind and insightful therapist who draws from a lot of different disciplines and techniques in addressing my issues.
Paul is flexible in his approach and has many tools to support his clients a number of which I benefited from in his sessions. He has a way of asking pertinent questions that drill right down to the heart of the matter and is open to shifting an approach that may not be working for the client, in that moment to one that is better suited.
Paul is very warming, always helped me a lot with my concerns and listened!
Paul is a phenomenal person that helps and when asked, challenges me to strive and to push for better. They ask questions and they show a perspective that is enlightening even to the most hear-broken ones. It's such a confidence-booster to know that I'm not crazy and Paul gives clarity in your life.
Paul has a great understanding of what issues I would like to work though. Working with him has been very effective in my day to day and I recommend him if you are seeking a new therapist.
Paul is the best therapist I have ever had. He has been so helpful to me and my partner through a difficult time in our relationship. He is the best third-party we could have asked for to help guide us and mediate between the two of us especially when things are difficult for us to explain and/or talk through calmly. Paul brings a wealth of experience to his practice. Not only does Paul feel like someone we have known for a long time, but also feels like a friend. We feel very blessed that Paul has entered our lives. If you are looking for someone who shows up wholly and genuinely as they are, Paul is the therapist for you.
Paul Mefford is a very competent, empathic and kind therapist. He has helped me alot working through a difficult time in my life.
So far he's been quite patient with me and listening to the different tangents that converge on what's been troubling me. And it's easy to get his point and advice, too.
Paul has helped me so much in showing me different techniques and tools to use when im feeling anxious or not feeling well. He listens thoroughly to what im saying and has very good advice.
Paul is a perfect match for me. I was skeptical because it's been difficult to find the right therapist. I'm really impressed with how the teencounseling.com site matched me up with someone who checks all of the boxes. Paul's been great in helping me understand where I'm at and helping me get to where I want to be. My first session with him was very emotional for me - I was in crisis mode and Paul was well equipped to respond. He brought me back down to Earth and helped me to see things in the right perspective. Getting past the grief crisis I was in was instrumental in opening the door to work on the real underlying issues. Paul has a very friendly, no nonsense approach and he's very good at what he does. I couldn't be happier and frankly, I really don't know how I'd have gotten through the last couple of weeks without his support.
I am very happy to have Paul as my counselor. He is an excellent listener, suggests different approaches for guidance, whether a book, podcast and article or his own experiences. Whatever it may be, the guidances and tools are very helpful and sometime enjoyable (Interviews or podcasts). Paul is caring and kind and has a way about him that makes you want to tell him everything; without ever feeling judged. I actually look forward to our sessions, which I can say, I have never felt that way about therapy before.....So that's how I know I am well matched with this counselor. I feel fortunate to have connected with Paul. I think a lot about our discussions and can see my growth and progress in a few months time. I highly recommend Paul.
Paul is very helpful
Paul has been very helpful to my husband and I. He has a very calm demeanor that both of us find easy to work with! We would highly recommend him!
Paul is Fantastic . Very nice to talk , full of compassion and love
Simply put: Paul Mefford gets it.
That alone is invalueable. The progess made with the tools he has provided me thus far, in a very short time, is the most I've made in a lifetime with other therapists. Thank you so much.
I couldn’t have wished for a better person to guide us through our relationship issues. Within couple of session we started to deal with our issues in a completely different method than before. He listened to us endlessly and made us realise the importance of one another.
Paul got to the root of my issues within a couple of sessions and I now feel better able to deal with them as they arise. Thanks Paul. 1971.