Kim Paulus is an Oakland therapist who works with queer people, people of color and others who have experienced marginalization.  She works with issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, transitions, grief and codependency.

Kim Paulus is an Oakland therapist who works with queer people, people of color and others who have experienced marginalization.  She works with issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, transitions, grief and codependency.

I have worked in mental health and healing for 12 years and have experience working with issues of trauma, anxiety and depression, transitions, grief and loss, relationship and communication difficulties, body image, cultural identity, shame, and self-esteem.  

I have a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Family Institute at Northwestern University in Chicago and I have also completed extensive trainings in somatics and attachment therapy, and structural family therapy. I also provide Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), a model used to help individuals, couples and families strengthen their core Self by exploring conflicting parts of their personalities with compassion and curiosity.  

I draw on these trainings and knowledge to provide feminist, relational, strengths-based therapy in a safe and nurturing environment.  My hope is to collaborate with clients to explore and manage emotional challenges using warmth and humor, while holding a respect for the sacred and serious work of personal growth and healing.