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About Us

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Meet Paul

Paul Chiariello, LMSW, MSc Ed, has a diverse background in conflict resolution, education, and clinical social work that he applies to his therapeutic practice. He focuses on helping clients as they explore and become their best versions of themselves.

Paul’s clinical approach is grounded in unconditional positive regard, mindfulness, cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies, and schema therapy. He specializes in working with relationships, men’s issues, identity formation, religion and spirituality, shame, depression and anxiety disorders.

Paul works with adult individuals and couples, along with adolescents. He earned his Masters in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University. In addition, Paul is certified by the International Association of Trauma Professionals as a Certified Trauma Professional, and is currently completing certification in Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at New York University.

Before his career as a psychotherapist, Paul worked in sociology research, conflict resolution, and curriculum development. After completing a Fulbright in Indonesia and earning his Masters of Science in Sociology of Education at the University of Oxford, he worked with humanitarian non-profits and think tanks in post-conflict contexts in Uganda, Bosnia, and other countries abroad. Thereafter, he developed and led socio-emotional, critical thinking and ethics curricula for camps and school programs for adolescents.

Paul loves to read, play chess, travel, explore the outdoors, binge watch TV shows, and occasionally gets lost in abstract philosophical discussions.

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Testimonials

Quite Amazing. Travis is a remarkable therapist. He is highly attuned and skillful in the fine art of purposeful relationship therapy deftly integrating aspects of attachment theory and affect regulation. He sees what few can.

— Independently Verified Client