Provider Type: Therapist
Serving: Adults 18-59, Adults 60+
Paula J. Lambur, MS, LCPC, CADC, believes that by acknowledging your pain, accepting struggles, and making peace with the past, you can heal. She is here to help clients learn to move forward in a meaningful way despite what has come before or what is occurring now.
Paula believes that our past experiences influence how we perceive ourselves and how we interact with our life now. These past filters or lenses may have been protective then but perhaps not now. They may have you feeling stuck, unworthy, or confused. This can stem from distorted beliefs of ourselves, others, and life. Therapy can help you understand that, so you can shift your focus. Learning this new focus and incorporating new coping skills will help to assist you now and down the road of life.
In addition to various mood disorders, phase of life issues, severe mental illness, difficult life transitions and disappointments, Paula has an extensive history working with clients affected by addiction. Her years of working with clients struggling, suffering from this unique pain has allowed her to witness incredible courage in addressing the guilt, shame, anger, and confusion of addiction. Whether you were raised in a family with addiction, yourself struggling with active addiction, in recovery or maybe you love someone with an addiction, there is healing to be done.
Paula received her bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology from St. Xavier University and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Benedictine University. In addition, she earned a Certificate in Addiction Counseling, from College of DuPage. Paula brings with her to LifeStance over two decades of experience as a clinical therapist.
“My desire is to provide a safe and encouraging space for you to begin your journey of healing, no matter the source of your pain”.