Paul is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 48003) and a Board Registered Interventionist (BRI-II).
He began working in the field of addiction medicine in 1986 at the Caron Foundation. He was trained to facilitate family and professional interventions in 1988 at the Johnson Institute, and later trained in the Systemic Model of Family Intervention in 1992. He returned again for updated training in 2007.
Paul began facilitating men's empowerment groups in 1993, which has provided him unique experience and interest in working with families or corporations where a man in a position of power is the identified user.
Paul completed his BA in organizational development, followed by a Master's in clinical psychology. He currently maintains a private therapy practice in Marin County and San Francisco as well as working at SF Kaiser Department of Psychiatry where he specializes in individual, family, and group therapy to chemically dependent members and their families. Paul also treats a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disease, and he's facilitated Interventions where the family is asking a member with untreated mental condition to accept help. His past work experiences include: Henry Ohlhof Men's Recovery Program, and The Camp Recovery Center in Santa Cruz.
Paul lives in the SF Bay Area with his wife and son. Being a parent gives him a compassionate view on couples and families with children who have been impacted by untreated chemical dependency and mental illness.