Therapist Profile

Gayle L. Paul, M.A.
Professional Title:
82 Marietta Dr San Francisco, CA 94127-1840
License Number
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
Marriage & Family Therapist License

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Hello, I'm Gayle Paul, licensed therapist and founder of the Happiness Institute. The Institute specializes in counseling individuals, couples and teens who want to reduce stress, anxiety and conflict in their lives. The Happiness Principles build on people's strengths with practical skills that can be used right away. If you or your loved one want to feel less stressed, enjoy your life and relationships more, my approach can help you get there.Here are some of my areas of specialization: Couples (gay/lesbian/straight) Anxiety (generalized, Panic Disorders, Agoraphobia, PTSD, and OCD) Depression Substance Abuse I received specialized training in the treatment of anxiety disorders from the Institute for Psychotherapy Integration using exposure-based cognitive-behavioral interventions. I have completed post-Master's Substance Abuse Harm Reduction training through the Harm Reduction Treatment Center under the direction of Patt Denning, PhD. In addition, I have 16 years' experience in traditional substance abuse treatment. My office is conveniently located in San Francisco's Hayes Valley. I may be reached by phone at 415-412-9674 or via email at

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday: 12 noon until 7pm. Friday: 11am until 2pm.
The Happiness Institute helps people bring more happiness in their lives. The increased happiness improves their parenting, relationships, leadership and is a big stress reducer. The counseling is direct, useful and practical. People feel the improvement in their lives within a short period of time. And the results are lasting when using the happiness principles.
Aetna, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Magellan, Most Insurance Accepted, Most PPO's and Indemnity, PacifiCare, Private Pay, PPO, United Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Victims of Crime, Value Options
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


B.A., U.C. Berkeley M.A., Psychology, San Francisco School of Psychology, 1995

Area of Specialty

Career Stress and Changes
Communication Skills
Depression/Clinical Depression
Employment Issues
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Self Esteem/Personal Growth


Theoretical Orientation
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Self Psychology
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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