As an intersectional feminist, Paula enjoys helping people of many different racial backgrounds and gender identities find and feel confidence, which she believes happens when people practice these two qualities simultaneously: self-love and human-kindness.
Paula’s specialties are: helping people rise out of low self-confidence, navigating life transitions, and moving through depression. She uses an eclectic mix of healing modalities, teaching mindfulness and radical self-acceptance in combination with honoring cultural-competence, and utilizing strength-based and psychodynamic theories.
She, herself, actively practices compassion, mindfulness, and loving-awareness. These practices both inspire and illuminate her clinical perspective. She enjoys helping people to strengthen their sense of confidence through the mindfulness and self-compassion.
Paula is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas and a graduate of Smith College School for Social Work, where she received training to develop and implement her commitment to anti-racism in her clinical work and in her life, which continues to evolve and inform her practice.
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Paula Passanisi is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 11 years
Private practice, 2017 - Present
Yoga Studio, Owner, therapist, 2013 - 2017
PACE, Social Worker, 2010 - 2013
Smith College, MSW, 2010
UMASS Amherst, BA, 2005