Dr Paulson is, hands down, the absolute best psychiatrist I have ever been to. I was mis-diagnosed as bipolar in 2007. My mother is bipolar, but wasn't well medicated for most of my childhood/teenage years. She put my father through hell, and I don't know how he stayed by her side. (I fully recognise that it was not her fault, though. She is doing really well now and they've been married for 50+ years.) The day I was (mis)diagnosed was one of the worst days of my life, because I didn't want to do that to my husband and family. I went through psychiatrist after psychiatrist and just couldn't get to a healthy place. I finally found Dr Paulson about 12 years ago. He was a godsend. I immediately felt safe and protected with him. He helped me realize what my diagnosis actually was, and treat it correctly. He isn't like your normal psychiatrist, where they get you in and out as fast as possible. He actually takes the time to TALK to you, and to get to know you as a person. He helped me more than my many therapists did! He is so gentle and loving and I've never once felt judgement from him. He listens to me when I have concerns about medications, and when I have needed a med change, he gives me several options, explaining each one in detail. He also treats my chronic pain, but not with traditional narcotics like other doctors wanted to. I am able to live a normal life, without the fog of Percocet or Lortab.
When my insurance changed for a few years, and he wasn't in network, I still went to him. He's that good! He let me set up a payment plan since I couldn't afford to cash pay every visit. There were months when I wasn't able to make the payment, but he understood, and still kept me as a patient. How many doctors would do that?!?? His staff is fantastic also. I've never had a bad experience - with any of them.
Dr Paulson literally gave me my life back so I can be the wife and mother I want to be; the wife and mother my family deserves. I am eternally grateful for all he has done for me. He is truly incredible, and I am so blessed to be his patient. Thank you Dr Paulson, from the bottom of my heart!!!