Paula Ocampo MCMHC, LPC

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Paul Ocampo

Paula is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and provides culturally sensitive therapy in both Spanish and English. She graduated from Colorado Christian University with her Masters in Clinical Mental Health counseling degree and obtained her B.A in Psychology from Concordia College. Paula has more than eight years working with individuals with various mental illnesses in different capacities. Paula works well with individuals of all ages and genders, but she most enjoys working with (ages 5-21). She is currently providing counseling services in Lake Country Associates under the supervision of  Da’Nel Chase, MS, LPCC, RPT. And is open for both in person and telehealth counseling sessions.

“Start where you are” is the guiding principle Paula has instilled in both her counseling practice and throughout her life. Paula’s goal is to meet her clients in their present moment experience, incorporating compassion and gentleness during her session. Paula believes that deciding to enter therapy is often the bravest journey one can embark on. Paula will often tailor her work as a therapist to fit each client’s unique needs. She has more than seven years working with individuals with Autism Spectrum and is trained in Applied Behavior Analysis techniques to facilitate behavior modification; she can also integrate Christian and Bible-based principles into her counseling when appropriate and preferred. She is most drawn to using Person-Centered he is also trained in Play therapy modalities and follows in Internal Family Systems framework. She believes in the notion that, given the right conditions, all people are capable of being loving, creative, and knowledgeable.

When not at school or in sessions with clients, you will most likely find Paula outside enjoying the day. She is an avid reader and adventure seeker. When the sun is out, she is outside camping, kayaking, swimming, biking, and hiking with her baby, her dog, and her husband. When the weather turns cold, you will most likely find her re-watching the Harry Potter Series, reading all kinds of books, painting or drawing, and trying to cook, and often not succeeding.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Specializations: Children, Teens, and Young Adults

Anxiety, Depression, Autism, PTSD, Life Transitions, Spirituality, Cultural and Racial Issues, Self-Esteem, Mindfulness, Personal Growth, Coping Skills, and Establishing Healthy Boundaries

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Feedback from LCA clients:

My therapist is great!  Of all the therapists we've had over the years, she understands our family and kids the best.  Very helpful!

The receptionist staff have been amazing.  They are friendly and caring.  You can tell they enjoy their job.

I had a person to talk with about my problems and my problems are getting better.

My therapist was very, very kind and is an awesome problem solver.

They gave me hope for the future.  Life saving.

The front desk staff had a positive attitude and was patient with me.

Therapy at LCA has helped my progress immensely!

Talking with my therapist is helping, instead of holding it all in.

I love coming to LCA.  Everybody is so friendly and make you feel so much better.

I like that the staff are flexible with scheduling.

Easy to get to.  Very friendly people willing to help.

Good location, feels very professional and confidential!

Everyone was very helpful.  I'm glad I called to get help!

The staff have good attitudes and open minds.

My counselor helps me out when I need it most.  I can always count on them to say the right things, even when I don't want to hear it.

Listens to both my child and me.  Getting us through some very difficult times with care and compassion.

You are all warm, welcoming and so very helpful!  Thank you!!

She's thinking through things with me instead of just giving directions.  It shows that she cares.

I found scheduling flexible to my needs.

My therapist understands my child's needs and listens.

My children's counselors are awesome.  I've seen huge progress in both my kids.

It is a very comfortable atmosphere.  Everyone is flexible and understanding!

Very welcoming place.  We love our therapist!

I appreciate the text/phone reminders.

Meeting with my therapist has been making my life and relationships a lot less stressful.

All the staff were friendly and helpful.  They answered all my questions.

The staff members are always well informed and ready to help/answer questions.

My son and daughter are making steps toward our family goals!

My child's therapist is awesome!  So helpful and relates well to the whole family.

My ARMHS staff is awesome!  She has helped me make progress in many areas of my life.  I have better relationships now.

My therapist is a life saver! :-)

I love the comfortable feel in the office.

Location is great and the staff is excellent with customer service.  Therapy is also professional and comfortable.

The receptionist knew my name after the second visit...very friendly!

Our counselor wanted to meet our entire family to find out how to better help our son.  She offered lots of suggestions and things to help us in the long term.

Easy to work with.  Made me feel comfortable!

Quick and easy to get an appointment.  Friendly, helpful staff.

When we come in for an appointment, the reception staff always has a friendly smile on her face.

I am so thankful I was directed here!

I'm so appreciative of my therapist's knowledge, skill and understanding.

They were open to my opinion of which counselor I see.

I appreciated being treated normally, even though I was getting help with a difficult situation.

Friendly and helpful atmosphere.  Feel at ease walking in.

I have a great therapist.  I appreciate her assistance!

I always feel that my therapist is listening to what I have to say and helping me come up with practical ways to deal with things.

They matched me with the perfect therapist!

They work with your schedule and do whatever they can to help you.

Her thoughtfulness and her knowledge of helping people with depression is what I need to achieve my goals!

Easy to work with.  You can tell they genuinely care about their clients.

Greatly appreciate having the option of Christian Counseling and being able to filter issues through that lens!

The appointment times work well with my schedule.  My children get along well with their therapists.

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