Hola! My name is Paola Fusilier.
I hold a Bachelor’s in Communication & Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas and a Master’s in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. Licensed Professional Counselor (#73928)
Registered Play Therapist (#T4879) Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) trained clinician Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) trained clinician Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) trained clinician
I am a first-generation Mexican American, a child of immigrant parents, and have a deep understanding of cultural identity. My passion to help others began as a young girl and I believe it is God’s calling on my life. It is my honor and privilege to be part of your healing journey.
I am a trauma-informed, client-centered therapist with years of experience working with children, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds. My experience at various non-profits and private practice settings has allowed me to serve clients that have experienced intimate partner or family violence, sexual violence and abuse, childhood trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, family dynamics issues, depression, anxiety, foster care & adoption, educational issues, racial trauma, immigration and acculturation issues, grief and loss, ADHD, and other psychiatric disorders. I have worked collaboratively with support systems, teachers and school officials, and am available to attend 504 and IEP meetings. I believe in the therapeutic power of play and see play as a child’s language with which they process life’s struggles. I work with little clients as young as 2 years old, parents, adults of any age, and families. I strive to meet my clients where they are and help them meet their goals.
I am active in my church and community. I am married to my servant-hearted husband of over ten years. I am a mama of 5 through birth and adoption. I am passionate about adoption, foster care, and serving children from hard places. I enjoy spending time with my large family, eating lots of Mexican food, drinking tons of coffee, yoga, and running.
I look forward to walking life’s journey with you, your child, or your family!