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Paula O'leary LPC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Paula O'leary Licensed Professional Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Paula O Leary is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has worked in the mental health field for 15 years in a variety of settings, including outpatient, school, community-based, residential, hospital, and correctional settings. Paula specializes in treating depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, substance use, and other issues. Shecompleted her master's degree at Cardinal Stritch University. Paulahas also completed additional training in trauma and has obtained certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Paula uses an integrated approach, which may incorporate the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, person-centered, solution-focused, and mindfulness, with a focus on each individual s specific needs and goals. Shebelieves in creating a safe, supportive space for individuals to express themselves without fear of judgment. Paula will assist individuals in building insight, in exploring past experiences and the impact they may be having on their current functioning, and in developing healthy ways to manage stressors. She recognizes that seeking services can feel overwhelming, but welcomes the opportunity to support you in this process.






General Expertise





Aging related concerns

Anger management

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Coping Skills

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP



Virginia Blue Shield


First Session$220
Individual Therapy$160
Marriage & Couples Counseling$160
Family Therapy$160
Group Therapy$160

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy


  • Virginia, Licensed Professional Counselor, 701007242


Master of Arts, Cardinal Stritch University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond, Richmond, VA

Frequently Asked Questions About Paula O'leary, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Paula O'leary, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Paula O'leary accepting new clients?

Yes, Paula O'leary is accepting new clients for online therapy in Virginia and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond, 5310 Markel Rd Suite 102, Richmond, VA, 23230.

Does Paula O'leary accept insurance?

Yes, Paula O'leary accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Optum and Virginia Blue Shield.

What types of therapy does Paula O'leary offer?

Paula O'leary offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Paula O'leary offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Paula O'leary offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond, 5310 Markel Rd Suite 102, Richmond, VA, 23230.

Does Paula O'leary offer online therapy?

Yes, Paula O'leary offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Paula O'leary?

Paula O'leary typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Paula O'leary speak?

Paula O'leary conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Paula O'leary online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Paula O'leary online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.