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C. Paul Wanio, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC

Marriage & Family Therapist

Dr. Paul Wanio is licensed in Florida as a marriage and family therapist (LMFT), mental health counselor (LMHC) and is certified in hypnosis. He is also licensed as a marriage and family therapist in California where he was the co-founder of the West Valley Counseling & Psychotherapy Center in Woodland Hills. He created and moderated a monthly peer supervision group for a number of years in California and Florida called “Staff Without Walls.”

Dr. Wanio has over 30 years experience in seeing individuals with generalized anxiety, OCD, phobias, depression and specializes in working with couples. “It’s always rewarding to help a couple that have the potential to create a truly healthy, loving and lasting relationship, but did not know how.” Dr. Wanio has created numerous relationship workshops for singles and couples, has appeared on radio and television, written a relationship advice column for the Boca Raton News in 1995, and is the author of the book, “I Love You … I Think: When Sex Disguises Itself As Love.”

When someone sees Dr. Wanio for therapy, they find someone who listens compassionately with the trained ear of a licensed professional. “People I see in therapy are not merely a patient or client, but unique individuals with distinct perspectives, needs, values and beliefs. I work within that framework to help them alleviate their distress and bring out the best in them.”

Dr. Wanio makes use of a range of therapeutic approaches which include psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, gestalt, hypnosis, guided imagery, Internal Family Systems Therapy and couples therapy. “I will help you understand your situation, cope with it emotionally and to stay on a path consistent with your desired goals, whether to diminish anxiety, effectively communicate, make sense of your situation, and/or deal with feelings of depression. I will assist you in a manner that is both educational and practical, as well as to work through emotional difficulties for lasting therapeutic change.”