Paul Thorington


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.”

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.”

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.”


ED.D. – Psychology, University of Northern Colorado

M.S. – Counseling, St. Michaels College

B.A. -Sociology, St. Michaels College

Honorable Discharge – US Navy

Professional Certifications & Associations

National Register of Healthcare 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 Institute, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

When not with 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.”