Hola! My name is Paola Fusilier.
I am a trauma therapist with years of experience working with children, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds. I work with little clients as young as 2 years old, parents, adults of any age, and families. 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, psychiatrists, hospitals, teachers and school officials.
I believe in the therapeutic power of play and see play as a child’s language with which they process life’s struggles. I am passionate about adoption, foster care, and serving children from hard places.
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 my client’s healing journey and I am excited to be part of your growth through Counselor 101!
Licensed Professional Counselor (#73928)
Registered Play Therapist (#T4879)
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) trained clinician
Sandtray trained clinician
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) trained clinician
Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) trained clinician
Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) Certified