About Paula Kline, PhD
I see myself as a connections specialist. Specifically, it is my opinion that psychological distress is most often a manifestation of a breakdown in feelings of connection – to ourselves, to other people, or to our ability to make sense of the world around us.
I see my job as helping clients to identify their unique sources of disconnection, empowering them to choose a path toward greater growth and fulfillment. I use the Daring Way as a resource for clients to develop a better understanding of the roles of shame, vulnerability, and story-building in their journey.
I identify as a generalist. That means I work with folks with a wide array of concerns and diagnoses. It also means I use a variety of clinical modalities (i.e., individual, group, couples, etc.) I am known for being especially effective helping folks uproot narratives around rejection, trauma, and chronic interpersonal and emotional pain. I also am known for digging deep and exploring the big existential questions (e.g., why am I even here?) Presently, the bulk of this work occurs at our private practice in Raleigh, where I work with my very best friend and business partner, Dr. Jackie Camp.
Partial List of Specialties
- Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Couples/Marital Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Developmental Disability
- PTSD - Childhood Trauma
- PTSD - Victim of Abuse
- Parent/Child Concerns
- Personality Disorder
- Postpartum Depression
- Sex / Pornography Addiction
- Sexual Functioning Concerns
- PTSD - Single Incident/Shock
- Somatoform Disorder
“She is really smart and helps me put words on my experience, which is difficult for me."
“I’m very pleased with the professionalism, kindness and supportive therapy offered at this location. Dr. Kline is thorough and insightful and I highly recommend her to all who need guidance in marriage, daily life concerns, family, and career counseling. She is knowledgeable, practical and personable. She brought godly counsel and strategic steps to improve processing and clarity. I have become more mindful of my thoughts and behavior in areas of needed support. Thank you Paula!”