Paul Thorington, Ed.D

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Paul Thorington, Ed.D
Licensed Psychologist

Treatment Philosophy
“I believe people have the ability to achieve happiness and reduce suffering, but that lifestyle patterns, habitual ways of thinking and perceiving reality and how we judge ourselves often need to be assessed and improved upon. There are multiple resources we may use and we are all challenged to use them.”

Special Interests
“I have worked in several areas; I am active in veteran’s affairs, the elderly and persons in recovery. This is not to exclude many other areas such as mindful living and awareness.”

Professional Journey
“I began working in 1965 in a large state mental institution. I began to see that “we are all in this together.” This directed my path as I grew through the Navy, college study, life and work experience. I have family, spouse, the VA and many people to be grateful to, not to mention Providence itself. I plan no early retirement.”

Professional Certifications & Associations

  • National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology
  • Registered American Association of Marital and Family Therapy
  • Clinical Fellow National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • Member American Psychological Association Certificate in Substance Use Disorders


Other Professional/Educational Achievements

  • President, National Association for Multiple Family Group Therapy
  • Certificate, Albert Ellis Inst., Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy



  • Ed.D – Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, 1984
  • MS – Counseling, St. Michaels College, 1975
  • BA – Sociology, St. Michaels College, 1972
  • Honorable Discharge, US Navy 1973


“When not treating my patients I enjoy… rural living and its projects, martial arts training and related applications to wellness and health. I enjoy reading, being with family and traveling when I can.”