Paul Pohto, M.Ed.

Doctoral Practicum Student

Paul is a doctoral practicum student at Cook Counseling Center for the 2017-2018 academic year. He earned his B.S. degree in Psychology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA and his M.Ed. degree in Counselor Education from the University of Mississippi. He is currently completing his Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology from Radford University. Paul enjoys working in a college and university setting with students with a variety of clinical concerns. In particular, Paul is interested in working with harm reduction approaches to substance use as well as resilience, gratitude, and strength-based approaches to counseling. Paul’s approach to treatment is integrative but is largely informed by an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach. His research focuses on gratitude, gender and sexuality issues on college campuses, and integrating strength-based counseling in rural areas. In his free time, Paul enjoys spending time with his dogs, being on the water fishing, and watching college football.

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