Thomas Paulus, Psy.D, Clinical Director
Dr. Paulus earned his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary’s Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA. He completed his clinical internship at Regina Caeli Clinical Services in Denver, CO where his training focused on providing short-term dynamic therapy and personality assessments to reduced fee populations. Dr. Paulus believes that psychotherapy is most effective when it affirms the person’s dignity, engages their will, and compassionately helps them face what they’ve learned to avoid—without wasting time.
Before coming to BOLD, Dr. Paulus worked in private practice under Enrico Gnaulati, PhD and held practicum placements in neuropsychology, community mental health, and college counseling. Tom has published research in the Journal of Positive Psychology and taught various courses in undergraduate psychology at Providence Christian College in Pasadena, CA. He has presented theoretical and empirical work on psychology and religion at various conferences.
Tom’s areas of focus and interest are: addiction, codependence, anxiety, depression, intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP), psychodynamic therapy, emotion focused couples therapy, and attachment. Tom has also earned degrees in psychology (M.A.), theology (M.A.), and history (B.A.).