My Path to Becoming a Psychotherapist
Life is a journey. We stray, we meander, seemingly without direction. Yet, we are often headed to where we are meant to be. That is true for me.
As Maya Angelo said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story.” I struggled silently with social anxiety as a child and it went completely unnoticed by my family. My parents divorced when I was 8. My mother and stepfather moved our family several times until we landed in Chicago where again we changed locations several times. By the time I finished high school, I had changed schools 6 times. I never gave my parents reason to worry and my anxiety remained unknown. I hid my feelings well.
I was a model student and graduated from a notable university with a BA in business finance. At the age of 22, I lived in Chicago and held a high stress job. One night I ended up in the ER, certain I was having a heart attack. I learned later that the episode was a panic attack.
Soon, I married and had two children. They were growing up, and I began looking at a change of careers. I was drawn to understanding anxiety and helping others with the same condition. I began a university program in psychology. I have now practiced psychotherapy for 20 years. My practice is filled with success stories, but I never cease to learn and explore new research. I have treated hundreds of people with anxiety disorders, panic, agoraphobia, health anxiety and OCD.
I can now trace that winding path that has led me to do what gives my life purpose. I am ready to help you on your journey as well. All you must do is be willing to do the work. I will guide you and support you along the way.
Thank you for trusting me.
My mission is to reduce suffering and promote recovery and thriving by providing evidence-based, mental health treatment, support and education.
Global Mental Health Outreach
Mental health treatment, support and education are promoted globally through Online Courses, YouTube videos, social media platforms, and Individual and Group Therapy.
Internationally Recognized Therapist
Recognized and featured therapist by the International OCD Foundation and Psychology Today. Awarded Top 15 Best OCD YouTube Channels by psychologists and OCD specialists. Featured on international public radio and mental health podcasts.
Professional Degrees and Specialized Training
Bachelors of Science from University of Wisconsin - Madison. Masters of Arts from Oakland University. Post Graduate Specialization in Mental Health and Pathology from Oakland University. Gottman Trained Couples Therapist. Trained in CBT, ERP, DBT and ACT, International OCD Foundation therapist.
Who would imagine an elderly, frail man would become my hero, inspiring me to reach out beyond the four walls of my office.
Hire Paige to Speak
Paige is featured on international public radio and podcasts speaking on a variety of mental health topics including OCD, Unwanted Thoughts, Health Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, Agoraphobia, and Relationship Problems. Contact Paige if you are looking for a Mental Health psychotherapist for your show.
"One of the best decisions I ever made"
"Paige has been my therapist for nearly 2 years. I selected Paige because of her experience with anxiety patients, and this has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I find our therapy sessions very relaxed and conversational, instead of me talking for one hour and receiving short responses of acknowledgment. Paige has provided me with wonderful direction and advice to help manage my anxiety and deal with my perfectionism, as well as much needed gentle perspective regarding the true root cause of my issues. I am so thankful to be one of Paige’s clients."
-R. K., Shelby Township -
"A loving heart and caring concern"
"Paige has helped me to get through some really difficult times by giving me the tools I needed to make my challenges more manageable. Her professionalism is always combined with a loving heart and a caring concern for my well being. I have left sessions with Paige feeling my issues have been listened to, understood and addressed. I appreciate you so very much Paige. Thank you for being in my corner."
- J. P., Utica -
"I have regained my confidence and feel better than I have in years"
"I began working with Paige for my OCD and anxiety. Paige not only taught me how to do ERP and other techniques, but her compassionate nature and encouragement made me feel so supported. I have regained my confidence and feel better than I have in years. Thank you, Paige."
- L.H. - Rochester Hills -
Frequently Asked Questions
Please reach out and contact me to answer any question that you may have. I look forward to hearing from you.