• Licensed Master of Social Work


  • Master of Social Work, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work


Group Leader - Pathos IOP | Clinician at Ethos Behavioral Health Group

An alumni of the Ethos Behavioral Health Group internship program and the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, Paul is a Licensed Master Social Worker who serves clients at Ethos’ The Lovett Center and The Prairie Recovery Center at both the inpatient and outpatient levels, in both group and individual therapy sessions. In his practice, where he specializes in substance use with co-occurring mental health issues, he employs a variety of therapy modalities including Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).

Paul works with his clients to help identify unconscious patterns and themes that may be affecting their daily lives and relationships and bring them to the conscious mind, helping them to heal and move forward—past any recurring thoughts and behaviors causing distress or holding them back—towards increased self-awareness and a deeper sense of purpose and meaning.

Years of experience working with communities affected by addiction and mental health issues sparked Paul’s passion and led him towards a career in behavioral health and substance use treatment. As a GLOBE Fellow with the Global Leaders of Behavioral Health and Education, Paul focused on promoting therapy in diverse communities; with the Alliance for Multicultural Community Services, he helped to establish mentoring and counseling programs for immigrant and refugee students in HISD schools; as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist at a local sober living organization, he collaborated with residents to establish wellness and recovery plans; and much more.

In his spare time, Paul especially enjoys networking with resource agencies in the local community, gathering tools to further help his clients and other individuals in-need. This can be financial, medical or even something as simple as transportation; one of the organizations he works with, Free Wheels Houston, donates bikes to diverse populations.

Finally, in addition to his role as a clinician, Paul also serves as a facilitator for all Ethos meetings of the worldwide SMART Recovery program, a no-cost, non-denominational community for all types of recovery that is based in CBT and REBT.

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