Our Clinicians provide a variety of counseling services, including marital and family counseling, child therapy, healing from infidelity, depression, anxiety, singles issues, adolescents, conflict resolution, grief, trauma, women’s issues and co-dependency; recovery issues, male infidelity, spiritual issues, sexual compulsivity, parenting blended families, abuse and family of origin issues.
Paul Duke, M.A., LMHC
253-858-2224 x309 (office)
206-317-1898 (business cell)
Paul Duke graduated from Northwest University and works in private practice in Tacoma, as well as at The Shepherd’s Center in Gig Harbor. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington.
Paul specializes in the treatment of:
– Depression and anxiety
– Addictive and compulsive behaviors
– Men’s issues
– Isolation and loneliness
– Relationship difficulties for individuals and couples (including issues around sexuality)
Paul uses a down to earth approach to counseling and psychotherapy. He draws from his life experience to help clients with chronic issues, while building a bond of trust that enables the work to move to a deeper level. As a result, clients encounter their own particular dynamics and roadblocks impacting their lives in negative ways. They explore how to accept themselves as unique and valuable, within their own spiritual beliefs, sexual/gender orientation, and cultural context. The result is people making profound and meaningful changes in their life.
His work also extends beyond the individual, addressing the challenges occurring within their relationships. He helps couples achieve a safe space to develop genuine kinship with each other. This includes helping couples truly enjoy each other. They find out how to move away from power struggles and distancing behaviors. Instead couples find satisfying ways to relate to each other.
Paul also specializes in therapy groups for men and women needing support and effective treatment for lack of intimacy and connection with others. Group work brings about important changes. First, the therapy groups serve as a safe place where participants can find support, warmth and understanding. Second, participants develop the tools to have greater intimacy in their family relationships. Third, therapy groups are a laboratory where group participants experience new and rewarding ways of interacting with others. The result is that group therapy participants learn to live with greater joy, connection and fulfillment.
The Bottom Line
Paul has extensively explored how anxiety, depression, isolation, avoidance , addiction and other behaviors displace trauma and deep pain. He can help you take the journey of intimate connection with yourself, and with those you love.