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Paul Thompson, Therapist in Ann Arbor MI

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About Therapist Paul Thompson

Paul has been a psychologist in private practice for more than 25 years. His sole practitioner office allows a confidential and peaceful environment in which to explore your feelings, issues and goals.

Paul has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is licensed by the State of Michigan. He has extensive training and experience in individual, group, family and marital counseling. He has had internships in drug and alcohol treatment, crisis counseling, organization development and spiritual direction. He enjoys working with adolescents and family and believes that premarital counseling can be very important.

Paul has a wide range of personal interests and hobbies including swimming, sailing, finance, home renovation, real estate, antiques and regular exercise.


  • Limited Licensed Psychologist, licensed by the State of Michigan
  • Licensed Master's Social Worker, licensed by the State of Michigan
  • Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology, from Eastern Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, from Eastern Michigan University


  • Two year Internship with Ron Lippitt of the University of Michigan in Organization Development
  • Commissioned as Spiritual Director following a two year internship in Ignatian Spirituality at the Manresa Jesuit Retreat House
  • Group psychotherapy training through workshops, clinical experience, and the Michigan Group Psychotherapy Society
  • Mentoring by J. Oliver Black
  • Internship and supervision at WCCMH with Dr. Joel Hencken and Dr. Beverly Howze
  • Internship in clinical psychology and substance abuse counseling with Dr. Bloom

Personal Statement

Psychotherapy is about becoming whole and living a joyous life that is full of emotional freedom and possibility. I believe that seeking help is an act of courage and not weakness. Counseling is designed to help you restore mental, emotional, and spiritual balance to your life. My intention is that the healing process be a collaborative experience in which you actively participate in developing your treatment plan to overcome anxiety, depression, and self-defeating behavior patterns. Freedom from self-imposed limitations will enhance and enrich your life and relationships.