Paul Kalkin, MA, MFT-I, received his master’s degree in counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Since 2012, Paul has provided treatment for couples and families struggling with what he calls “threats to integrity,” such as addictions and other compulsive behaviors.

Paul’s clinical style invokes an exceptional “focused listening” to clients. This thoughtful and curious questioning is consistent with Paul’s ongoing psychoanalytic training and formation through the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis.

Paul has attended workshops with Dan Wile on “Collaborative Couple Therapy” and Dr. Mary Target with “Attachment, Love and the Peculiarities of Sexual Desire.” Paul also studied the psychoanalytic treatment of extramarital affairs in Susan Berger’s “Affairs to Remember.” Additionally, Paul has received training in Gottman-method couples therapy and “Cultural Competence with BDSM Relationships” via Dossie Easton. Paul practices under the clinical supervision of Jenner Bishop (MFC 43846).