Therapist Profile

Name:
Kathy Pauley, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
22 Full Moon Irvine, CA 92618-8843
Phone:
(949) 733-3208
License Number
LMFT47833
Practicing Since:
2002
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Life doesn't always turn out the way we expect it to, does it? I can help you adjust to major and minor changes in your life and circumstances. I can help you deal with Grief and Loss issues, Divorce, New Beginnings, Moving on, etc. I can help you become more Assertive; to say what you mean & mean what you say without fear of relationship loss. I can help you to better get along in your relationships with family and friends. I can help you have self-control in the area of Anger, and how to express it in a healthy way, without withdrawing or overreacting. I can help you with parenting issues and discipline that is age-appropriate. I can help you with your wife/husband, significant other for a better understanding of each other and how to better communicate & negociate differences. I can help you have better and healthier relationships with yourself, God,and others. I can help you deal with past hurts and traumas,and to better understand how you have been affected by past life experiences. I can help you improve your self-esteem, and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. I can help you deal with Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Addiction. I can help you with emotional overeating and food addictions. I SPECIALIZE IN CO-DEPENDENCY, AND RECOVERY FROM ADULTHOOD AND CHILDHOOD TRAUMA Co-dependents are individuals that have been effected in one way or another by alcoholism in the family. People exposed to this type of environment, or even a parent that had a parent that was alcoholic can be negatively effected. Symptoms may include feelings of inferiority, people pleasing behavior, not feeling comfortable in your own skin, comparing yourself to others, judging self and others, to name a few. Many times these same people are also Traumatized by family members in this environment, or by parents that have had exposure to a parent with an alcohol addiction. Above and beyond that, there are many family dynamics that may cause Trauma in the individual, whether there was intention to harm or not. Most parents do not intend to harm their children, but do so by the mere fact that they themselves have unresoleved psychological issues resulting from their own dysfunctional upbringing.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Thursdays - 10am to 8:00 pm Friday - 10am to 5pm
Services
Individual Sessions are $100. for 50 minute session. Family, Couples, Parenting sessions are $130. for a 1.20min. session. Adolescents & Children (5-12yrs)are $100. for a 50 minute session.
Insurance
Superbill provided, Tricare
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., Clincial Psychology B.A., Liberal Arts, emphasis Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Avoidant Personality
Christian Based Therapy
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Eating Disorders
Elder/Geriatrics/Gerontology
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Parenting
Phobias
PsychoEducational
Psychoanalysis
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Stress
Trauma
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Object Relations
Process
Psychoanalytic
Psychodynamic
Satir
Systems
Certifications
Relationship Enhancement
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
European

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