Paul is a licensed professional counselor who has worked at Samaritan since 2007.
After attaining a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Austin College and a Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, he was ordained a minister in the Presbyterian Church, USA. He briefly worked in parish ministry, by extensive chaplaincy training and service in general medical hospitals and Austin State (Psychiatric)Hospital. Discovering a calling working with people in mental and emotional distress, he obtained a Master of Science in Counseling from Texas A & M, Corpus Christi. For well over a decade he worked in crisis intervention/ chronic mental illness for Mental Health Mental Retardation Community Centers in Corpus Christi and Beaumont.
Paul had long been acquainted with Samaritan centers in Texas and supportive of the Samaritan mission before joining Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas in 2007 and is now proud to be part of providing affordable and holistic counseling to the community.
Paul works with a wide variety of clients doing everything from play therapy to couples counseling, crisis adjustment, depression, grief and loss. He specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy.