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Thomas Paulus
Thomas Paulus
Psychologist, PsyD
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Thomas Paulus

Psychologist, PsyD

Verified by Psychology Today
Staunton, VA 24401
Let's Connect (540) 215-7694
We all have suffering in our lives-- it's part of human experience. Too often, however, there is a layer of unnecessary psychological pain caused by unconscious defenses. We often resist painful feelings and the realities they point to. When this happens chronically we can get stuck in our resistance, becoming emotionally and physically sick. So our suffering increases. I work together with patients to build and/or embrace their capacity to honestly and compassionately face, untangle, and accept truths they can no longer resist.
The human person is a mystery, but therapy shouldn't be. Together we'll efficiently achieve clear consensus about the internal conflicts you are facing and what we'll both need to do to support your healthy goals. Most of the time this will involve helping you see your anxiety and defenses and building your capacity to accept and feel your hidden feelings.
Life is hard, too hard to face alone. But a relationship founded on honesty and compassion can make it bearable and livable. In therapy we'll form a relationship for change and create an alliance focused on your goals and priorities. Together we'll support your healthy side against resistance and help you bear your experience, your will, and your desires.
Call or Thomas Paulus now for a free 15 minute consultation - (540) 215-7694

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Staunton, VA 24401

(540) 215-7694

Encinitas, CA 92024

I specialize in Anxiety, Depression and Addiction 
$150 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  
Let's Connect (540) 215-7694

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Staunton, VA 24401

(540) 215-7694

Encinitas, CA 92024

I specialize in Anxiety, Depression and Addiction 
$150 Per Session  
I see individuals and couples  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Couple Sessions $270
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (540) 215-7694
Thomas Paulus
Psychologist, PsyD
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (540) 215-7694
Thomas Paulus
Psychologist, PsyD

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Virginia / 0810007087
  • License: State of Califonia Board of Psychology PSY30755 / 2019
  • Membership with The National Register of Health Service Psychologists 57229 / 2020
  • Attended Fuller Theological Seminary - Graduate School of Psychology, Psy.D., Graduated 2017
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Highly trained in ISTDP therapy. Completed 3 year core training w/ Jon Frederickson.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (540) 215-7694
Thomas Paulus
Psychologist, PsyD
"
Highly trained in ISTDP therapy. Completed 3 year core training w/ Jon Frederickson.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (540) 215-7694
Thomas Paulus
Psychologist, PsyD

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction

Expertise

  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
Do these issues align with your needs? or (540) 215-7694
Thomas Paulus
Psychologist, PsyD
Do these issues align with your needs? or (540) 215-7694
Thomas Paulus
Psychologist, PsyD

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Religion

Christian

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Religion

Christian

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • ISTDP (Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy)
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (540) 215-7694
Thomas Paulus
Psychologist, PsyD
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (540) 215-7694
Thomas Paulus
Psychologist, PsyD

Location

Primary Location

Staunton, VA 24401

(540) 215-7694

Additional Location

Encinitas, CA 92024

(540) 215-7694
Call for a free consultation now - (540) 215-7694
Thomas Paulus
Psychologist, PsyD
Call for a free consultation now - (540) 215-7694
Thomas Paulus
Psychologist, PsyD
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2023