With a strong desire to expand his capabilities, he returned to school for his doctorate degree in order to better help his patients. In 2018, after graduating from the University of Washington with his DNP (Doctor of Nurse Practice), Paul moved to Minnesota with the hope of finding a better place to raise his children.

 

He worked at the Mankato Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry for a little over 2 years before deciding to open his own practice – a dream of his since he was a teenager. He uses a holistic approach with counseling, medications, alternative therapies, and cutting-edge research and teaching to provide optimal outcomes. 

 

He uses empathy and attentive listening to build therapeutic relationships. While he recognizes the importance of medications, his treatment philosophy focuses on supporting individual strengths and coping mechanisms. His goal is to see each person as an individual and meet them where they are at in their journey.

 

Paul is passionate about connecting well with his patient’s and prides himself in listening and caring. He has found that strong connections are critical to well-being and for individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, this is even more important. 

Paul specializes in mood disorders including Bipolar disorder and depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, Personality disorders, and substance abuse.

 

Qualifications/Credentials

 

Specialties/Interests:

Psychiatric Mental Health

  • Bipolar Disorders

  • ADHD

  • Addiction

  • Personality Disorders

  • Nutrition and Functional Medicine

  • Gut Microbiome/Pre and Probiotics

  • Medication tapering, cross titrating, and withdrawal syndrome

  • TMS and Spravato

 

Degree:

  • DNP, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2018

Received an ANEW scholarship from Health Resources Services Administration for 2 quarter for rural and medically underserved areas​

 

Certifications:

  • ANCC PMH Certification 2018-2023

  • BLS Certification 2019

  • Certified Suboxone Prescriber

  • ADHD Certified Clinical Provider (ADHD-CCSP)

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2 (PTSD)

  • Borderline Personality Disorders Certification

  • Personality Disorders Certification

  • Certificate in Nutritional & Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals

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Biography

 

Dr. Paul has always been fascinated by people - especially our similarities and differences. He has been especially interested in behavior, including what motivates us and what holds us back. This fascination led him to explore the world in order to learn about people and cultures. From this curiosity, he traveled extensively and independently from a very young age to many places around the world. 

 

Born in Canada, he moved to the US at the age of 11, and has primarily lived on both coasts – Seattle and Boston. Paul spent most of his 20-year career as an RN in the Seattle area, working with people who struggle with mental health and addiction issues.