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Paula Randazzo MA

 Psychotherapist

Paula believes that life is beautiful and can also be full of significant challenge and hardship. She feels encouraged by the resilience of the human spirit, and is often amazed at one’s ability to heal and make meaning in life.  Paula’s greatest pleasure is seeing those she works with grow, develop new skills, and make choices that bring more joy into their lives, and into the lives of others.

Paula views the therapeutic relationship as a partnership where she and the client decide what form of expression feels right. She works with client’s using both verbal and non-verbal methods such as Art Therapy.  Paula has found art-making to be a productive method in which to reduce stress, promote self-awareness and gain insight.  In terms of psychotherapy, Paula uses an eclectic approach combining psychodynamic theory, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Mindfulness elements.  Her goal is to provide an empathetic, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment that will facilitate a client’s inherent ability to heal and grow.

Paula is a master’s level clinician who is also a candidate for licensure in the state of Colorado.  She earned her BA in both Psychology and Art, from Lafayette College in 1994, and graduated from Hahnemann University in 1997, with her MA in Art Psychotherapy.  Paula has over two decades of experience working with both adolescents and adults in the field of mental health and wellness. She has worked in diverse settings such as inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient community mental health centers, residential treatment centers, and public school settings.

While Paula has served clients in many different areas of wellness, she specializes in:

  • Pre-teens, teens, and young adults

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Transitions

  • School Issues

  • Parent/Child relationships

  • LGBTQ populations