Paula Soto, LCSW, ERYT, CCTP, CCFP, YACEP* is a social worker and yoga teacher with two decades of experience empowering individuals and communities toward wellness. Noting a lack of effective services for people impacted by trauma, Paula founded Intersections Wellness in 2012 to make the physical and mental health benefits of yoga and mindfulness accessible to the community. Paula divides her time between her private psychotherapy practice, community social work, and training mental health professionals and yoga teachers.
Ms. Soto specializes in the treatment of trauma/abuse, anxiety, depression, women’s issues, and adolescents, and is trained in EMDR therapy. Her approach is humanistic, based on the belief that each of us has an inherent drive toward health and wholeness; and each person is worthy of compassion and acceptance. Ms. Soto offers therapy in a private office, conveniently located in downtown Beaver, Pennsylvania. She has developed wellness programs or conducted classes, workshops or trainings for many populations, including: at-risk children; survivors of domestic violence; people in substance abuse recovery; people in mental health recovery; drug and alcohol counseling professionals; psychotherapists, and the general public.
Paula’s credentials include:
Masters in Social Work, Fordham University
BA, New York University
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT200)
Dancing Mindfulness facilitator
Member, EMDR International Association
*What do all those letters mean?
- LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Licensed in the state of Pennsylvania to provide clinical (mental health professional) services.
- ERYT – Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher – Experienced yoga teacher, certified as a yoga instructor by a program that is approved by Yoga Alliance.
- CCTP, CCFP – Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional – both of these are designations offered by the International Association of Trauma Professionals. To earn and maintain these certifications, professionals must receive ongoing continuing education in trauma.
- YACEP – Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.