Paul Boyer (he/him)

CA LCSW 117813
Accepting Clients

I believe therapy should be thoughtful and client-centered, but also focused, finite, and ambitious.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA


About My Clients

I work with clients on substance use, anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, trauma, and many other challenges. I most love working with clients who have been in conventional talk therapy for years, don't feel like they've gotten anywhere, and want a fresh perspective. Also, I have a corporate background and find I bring particular value to professional clients with some combination of career stress/burnout/ambivalence and relationship difficulties/isolation.

What I Specialize In

The therapeutic approaches I have the greatest success with are EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy). Both of these modalities are primarily considered trauma treatments, and I have used them to help clients reduce symptoms associated with abuse and victimization in both childhood and adulthood. However, I have also found EMDR and CPT very helpful in treating depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and many other mental health challenges.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have found clinical success with a wide variety of clients, and I am a proud advocate for all clients regardless of race, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, citizenship status, body size, disability, or age.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Rate: $120 - 190/session


4152899868 Email Paul
444 34th St, Oakland
Oakland, CA 94609

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