Paula Schonauer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma

Paula Schonauer, MSW, LCSW

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As a long time advocate for the LGBTQ community in Oklahoma, I have acquired an abundance of knowledge and experience regarding the challenges of being a queer-identified person living in a Red State. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 5 years experience as a therapist. I specialize in helping people work with microaggressions in daily life, processing traumatic experiences, and building self esteem.

I enjoy helping people find and refine their voices within personal relationships, professional environments, and public engagement. I find the best therapeutic relationships start with authentic engagement, a nonjudgmental attitude, and an unconditional positive regard. I strive to build a person-centered rapport based upon respect, acceptance, and honesty. It's important to build coping skills to manage invalidating environments, overwhelming emotions, and trauma reactions triggered while performing activities of daily living.
I am a person-centered therapist. I care about the person in front of me, who that person is, how that person navigates life, and how that person processes experiences. I work to understand before seeking to be understood, and I listen with interest and patience, allowing people to process their fears, concerns, and stress as well as their accomplishments.
Clients will find a passionate and committed therapist, an advocate and mentor, someone who has been there and back, willing to share her wisdom and insight. Please call/email so we can talk before scheduling a session. I will do my best to answer your questions and provide comfort while you look for a therapist best fit for your needs.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Identity
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Hiv / Aids
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity
  • Wicca / Paganism

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$80.00 - $125.00
Sliding Scale
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Cash, Check, Paypal, Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
University of Oklahoma
Master of Social Work