Jay Philip Paul

jaypaulphd.org

 

Member profile details

First name
Jay Philip
Last name
Paul
Phone
415-630-0213
 

Background

Welcome
With all clients my concern is that you have a safe place to work on your issues and move ahead with your life. If you are seeking counseling or therapy, that generally means that you have come to a point of needing to try something different to resolve personal difficulties. I can offer my experience in assisting you with your own process of discovery, emotional deepening, and defining of potential solutions.

With individual clients, I encourage you to explore your personal patterns and situations, with the aim of better understanding these patterns. I provide you an opportunity to learn to become more compassionate with yourself and others in your life, to communicate your needs and desires more effectively, to grow as an individual, and to achieve your personal goals. I am also certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional to help clients face, challenge and heal from experiences that can seem overwhelming, intrusive and constricting their current life potential.

My practice also involves working with couples on relationship issues. Having gone through an extensive Gottman Institute training, I draw upon aspects of their model, which begins with an assessment of the strengths and deficits in the couple relationship, providing a strategic perspective on the work we do. This assessment then helps in defining the methods we use to strengthen your relationship and work through the problems that brought you to counseling.

I have had a private psychotherapy practice since 1983 working with individuals, groups, and couples. I did my undergraduate work at Harvard, and my Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology at UC Berkeley (where my dissertation explored experiences of those growing up with an LGB parent). In addition, I have worked for 20 years at UCSF in HIV prevention, and published a variety of professional articles and book chapters. I have also been elected a Fellow in Division 44 of the American Psychological Association (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Issues).
 

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Main Office

Website URL
jaypaulphd.org
Work phone
415-630-0213
Office #1: Address
109 Scott St.
Office #1: City
San Francisco
Office #1: State
CA
Office #1: Zip
94117
Office #1: Disability access?
No
Office hours
Mondays through Fridays; evening hours available
Office directions
Scott Street near Waller
 

Demographic info (optional).

Gender designation
  • Male
Sexual orientation
  • LGBT
Ethnicity
  • White/Euro American
  • Jewish
 

Credentials (required)

Prof. degree
  • PhD
Prof. degree concentration
  • Clinical Psych.
Year degree obtained
1986
Educational institution
UC Berkeley
License type
  • MFT
Year originally licensed
1982
License number
LMFT 17995
License expiration date
August 31, 2016
 

Background and practice info

Theoretical approaches to my work
  • Client Centered
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Self Psychology
Clinical specializations
  • Abuse: Male Survivors
  • ACA / Codependence
  • Addiction / Substance Use
  • Aging
  • Aging Parents / Geriatrics
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Artists / Creativity
  • Bisexual Issues
  • Career / Vocation
  • Coming Out
  • Couples / Relationships
  • Depression
  • Disability / Chronic Illness
  • Families: Alternative
  • Grief / Loss / Dying
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Married:GLBT in Hetero
  • Midlife Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexual Performance or Dysfunction
  • Sexuality
  • Stress / Burnout
Types of therapy
  • Brief (Time-Limited) Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Counseling
  • Couples / Relationship / Marriage Therapy or Counseling
  • Distance Therapy (Phone or Internet-based)
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Long-Term Therapy
Languages (used in therapy)
  • English
Client ages
  • Adults
Low fee
No
Insurance info
I do not accept insurance; however I will provide billing statements for clients seeking reimbursement from their insurance provider.
Available 24 hrs?
No