Paul Maxfield specializes in clinical mental health, couples counseling, and addictions issues. He has experience working with couples and individuals in an addiction recovery center, as well as serving clients in a community clinic. Paul mainly utilizes an approach called narrative therapy in which he works with clients to examine the stories they tell about themselves and their situations, and to collaboratively help them re-story those narratives in ways that are more authentic to their lived experiences. The narrative approach values and respects the client as author and expert in their own experiences. He compares his own role to that of a benign editor, suggesting revision experiments. Paul is also familiar with the techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and creativity-based therapies. Paul obtained his MS in Counseling from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. He moved to Kansas in 2013 and currently holds a valid LPC license. He is also a doctoral candidate in Counselor Education at Kansas State University. His dissertation research explores the experiences of a couple transitioning from alcoholism to long-term sobriety while maintaining their relationship.