Mr. Paul Gaines, Jr., LICSW, LPC-S, M.Ed, MSW, EMT-1, FF1/FF2 ProBoard

Preferred Name: Paul

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a trauma-informed provider, trained in ARC Framework, DBT, and TF-CBT. I specialize in service connected trauma for first responders, Active Duty, and Veterans. I am also ProBoard certified firefighter and licensed EMT. I began my first responder career in 2016 and have remained active ever since. I understand, first hand, the struggles we endure as first responders, and I have benefitted from EMDR and psychotherapy. I continue to practice self care as a means of maintaining my emotional well being and being able to provide a high standard of care to others.

Education & Experience

MSW, University of Connecticut M.Ed. Bridgewater State College, MA Behavioral Health Director, Interior Community Health Center, Fairbanks, Alaska Clinical Team Manager, Alaska Behavioral Health, Fairbanks, Alaska Associate Dean of Students / Veterans Resources Coordinator, UConn Associate Director, Multicultural Affairs, Carleton College Therapist, Kodiak Alaska Native Association Therapist, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Private Practice

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Steese Area Volunteer Fire Department (Alaska) Warren Fire Department (Rhode Island)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicaid
  • Sliding Scale