Paul Duke, MA, LMHC

Paul Duke View Specialties

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • 6626 WAGNER WAY NW, SUITE 200, GIG HARBOR, Washington, 98335
  • Additional Locations:
      See additional office location: Gig Harbor, 98335
      6626 Wagner Way NW
      Gig Harbor, 98335
  • Phone: 206-317-1898
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  • Session Fees: Individuals: $150 per session; $175 for intake; Couples: $160 per session; $185 for intake; sliding scale/reduced fee options are also available
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Webcam

I use a down to earth approach that provides practical ways for managing issues and problems. I draw from my life experience to help you with crisis issues, while building a bond of trust that enables the work to move to a deeper level, where you encounter the roadblocks impacting your life. I do this through individual, couples and group therapy.
 My work also extends beyond you, addressing the challenges occurring in your relationships. I help couples and families achieve a safe space to develop genuine kinship with each other. This includes helping couples avoid power struggles and distancing behaviors in order to find a satisfying connection with each other.


About Paul

Paul has lived with his family in Tacoma since 1998.  Before that, he lived in New York City, Seattle, Dallas and Chicago, mingling with a broad spectrum of cultures.  He has had several careers in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds.  He has been actively involved in a church community for most of his life, and also practicing Yoga and Tai Chi for over 25 years.  He enjoys being outdoors, hanging out with his family, and listening to (and lately learning) jazz.  All of this contributes to a rich background from which he draws real world experience for his work as a therapist and counselor.  He is comfortable working with a wide variety of people and viewpoints within the context of multiple cultures.


Paul specializes in the treatment of:
  • Isolation and Loneliness
  • Relationship difficulties (individuals & couples)
  • Addiction
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Childhood trauma
Paul has extensively explored the experience of those who are the outsiders, the ones who have trouble connecting to other people, and turn to various interests and/or substances to help them handle pain in their lives.  He enjoys helping these types of people find intimacy and emotional connection with friends, partners and spouses.
Other areas of focus include:
  • Low self esteem
  • Work relationship issues
  • Anxiety 
  • Life transitions (divorce, age-related milestones, retirement, or death/loss, etc..)

Paul's Approach

Paul uses a common sense and down to earth approach to counseling and psychotherapy that provides practical ways for managing issues and problems. He draws from his life experience to facilitate stabilizing clients.  He builds strong trust while doing this, allowing the work to move to a deeper level, where clients learn about the particular dynamics that are impacting their lives in negative ways. He helps them accept themselves as unique and valuable, within their own spiritual beliefs, sexual/gender orientation, or cultural context, while embracing the possibilities for profound change in their life. He works with clients to create genuine closeness with themselves and with those they love. He draws from eclectic modalities, including Psychodynamic, Internal Family Systems, Existential, and Mindfulness. Paul’s life experience provides him with a broad and deep palette from which to draw his perspectives for helping clients make changes towards a deeper, more connected and meaningful life.   

Paul Duke Reaches

Tacoma WA
Gig Harbor WA