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About Me

Paula S. Gilbert, LMHC, LMT

I am excited to serve you in your quest for happy, courageous living. I feel that your life is your highest art form – how you design it carries your unique stamp.

I am passionate about guiding young adults, couples and individuals to interact in a more conscious and compassionate way.

My clients gain confidence, self-acceptance and self-esteem.  Your relationships will become smoother and your communication more effective.

I make sure you have a holistic learning and healing experience, focusing on body, mind and spirit.

I am trained as a Mental Health Counselor, Gestalt Psychotherapist, Strategic Intervention Coach, Yoga Instructor, and Relationship Counselor.  I use tools gathered from all these traditions to help you work through difficult feelings and behaviors.  You will become unstuck and develop productive responsive new patterns.

There is so much power and potential in you. Your future is not determined by your past.  It is our nature, under the right conditions, to grow and thrive.  I am committed to providing these conditions for you.

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Education and Credentials

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, Boston University, 1980

Licensed Massage Therapist, State of New York, 1997

Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, Long Island University, 2002

Certificate in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Gestalt Center of Long Island, 2006

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of New York, 2006

200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification, Awaken Yoga and Meditation Center, 2014

Ongoing Studies

Internal Family Systems work of Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.

Strategic Intervention Coaching as taught by Mark and Magali Peysha

Couples Counseling with Terrence Real, founder of Relational Life Institute