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paul kindman

licensed marriage & family therapist #96984

 
 
 

About ME

I have always been in awe of the resilience of human beings. We live; we stumble, we hurt, we heal.  If we have the courage to reach for a helping hand, together we can learn to thrive again.

I reject the idea that we as individuals are the sole cause of our distress. Instead, I work with my clients to build awareness of the strengths they already possess, help them connect to additional resources, and build a lasting community to support them. Together we will walk alongside one another with curiosity, warmth, and empathy - the conditions needed to foster more authenticity. We will invite vulnerability to inspire movement. We will also celebrate joys and share laughs together, as I believe humor can offer us great perspective and help us to access our more resilient selves.

I am particularly interested in exploring the harms of traditional stories of masculinity and cultivating a path for male-identified clients toward more vulnerability and deeper intimacy.

In my off hours I’m a snapper of photos, a fan of all things sports, a baker of crusty breads, and a devoted cat and dog parent.

email me directly: paul@kindman.co

 
 

Specialization

My areas of interest & training include:

relationships & intimacy⎪life transitions/crises⎪detoxing masculinity⎪identity/self-concept⎪substance use⎪mindfulness⎪depression & anxiety⎪self-esteem⎪shame⎪existentialism⎪systemic oppression⎪healing through activism

Education

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Antioch University Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of California San Diego

Selected TRAINING & Experience

  • Certified Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) Level One Therapist

  • Clinical Supervisor, The Relational Center, Present

  • Treasurer, Board of Directors at The Relational Center, Present

  • Match Support Specialist at Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, 2016-2019

  • Certificate in The Relational Center’s Advanced Training in Community Gestalt Therapy, 2016-2017

  • Mental Health Specialist at St. Joseph Center, 2015-2016

  • Certificate of Completion, Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety, Depression and Trauma, Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, 2015-2016

  • Counselor at Ohlhoff Recovery Programs, San Francisco Intensive Outpatient Program, 2013-2015

  • Treatment Counselor at Westside Methadone Treatment Program, San Francisco 2011-2012

  • Foundation year training in Relational Gestalt Therapy, The Relational Center, 2010