MA, LMFT, Program Director
Chris Paulson has been working in the substance abuse treatment field since 2005. With eleven years of experience, ranging from admissions, intake, operations, and administration, he decided to focus on one, if not the most important elements of the treatment experience – clinical work. Chris earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with Antioch University Los Angeles, and joins Alo House with a humanistic approach towards therapy and recovery, with an understanding of all facets and constituent elements of the process.
Chris does not subscribe to the belief that treatment and therapy are a one size fits all approach, with an understanding that each client presents with a unique set of circumstances and challenges he or she must explore and process as a means to overcome the tribulations of substance use disorders. He understands that, for many, the treatment episode can offer a client a corrective emotional experience, an opportunity to feel heard, to feel valued and most importantly, to feel understood.
Chris graduated with high honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His work history ranges from large national treatment providers to start ups. His work experience in the field, coupled with personal recovery experience make him a great asset to the team.