Passion. Joy. Purpose.
These are the three key ingredients that I bring to my work. My approach to therapy and coaching is engaging and interactive. Research shows that the relationship between the therapist and the client is the most important contributor to success. Therapy should not be hard and heavy. You can not fix a problem from the same place it came from. My motto is "light and easy." We will address difficult situations and tackle great challenges together in a light and easy way. I aim to inspire my clients and more often than not my clients end up inspiring me.
I follow a learning model, not an illness model. Instead of diagnosing an illness, I will often identify an "absence of health." Conventional psychotherapy has paid too much attention to venting negative thoughts and feelings. I am an active participant in your therapy process, I will work with you to teach you specific skills, behaviors, and ways of thinking to create meaningful and lasting change in your life.
My approach includes the mind, body, and spirit. I integrate different therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, breathing and relaxation techniques, and relationship skills to meet your unique needs.
Felix Paulick, LMSW, is a psychotherapist and life coach with over 10 years experience helping individuals and couples. He received his clinical training in the outpatient section of the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. He has also completed a two year training program in Gestalt Theory and Methodology at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto. He is a member of the Mankind Project and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Prior to becoming a therapist and coach, Felix earned his MBA from the University of Michigan and spent ten years working in marketing and sales. He was the Director of Internet Ticketing for Major League Baseball, and also worked for the San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers, and Borders.