Paul Daanen received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology after having studied at the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Political Science and McGill University. His doctoral training in psychotherapy was humanistic and psychodynamic, which still serves as the core of his approach. He has also received specialized training in multiple different approaches to psychotherapy (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, EMDR) and has experience working with a wide variety of issues (e.g., posttraumatic stress, suicidal thoughts and crisis management, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and difficulties associated with adjusting to life transitions).
Paul offers a wide range of psychological assessment services. These assessments can be extremely helpful in quickly clarifying diagnosis and uncovering the underlying causes for a person’s distress. Given his specialized training and experience in aeromedical psychology, he also provides assessments and consultation to those needing psychological evaluations for the FAA.
Paul is a veteran. He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army in 2010 and went on Active Duty in 2013. As an Active Duty officer, he served as a staff psychologist in support of 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McCord and then as the Brigade Aeromedical Psychologist and Brigade Special Staff Officer for the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.