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Dr. Paula Rainer has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision and an M.Ed in Counselor Education from  Virginia Tech. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Virginia (License # 0701007089) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida (License #  2539). Dr. Rainer has formally been the Assistant Director and Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC.  She has taught at Johns Hopkins, Marymount, South, George Mason, and Liberty Universities in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling. Dr. Rainer is a National Certified Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and Board Certified-Telemental Health Provider. She has a private practice serving couples, individuals, families, and teenagers. She has served as both a director of counseling and a middle school counselor in Prince William County, Va. 


Dr. Rainer recently published Keep it Moving: Overcoming Obstacles and Living Your Best Life. The objective of the book is for you to visualize your purpose, live a life of executed dreams, and keep moving to overcome obstacles.​ It was developed to free your mind and open yourself up to new possibilities. Walk through life mindful of valid frameworks that develop your purpose and soul. Positive energy, faith, balance, and peace represent your destined pathways. So, seek positive narratives and keep it moving. 

Her Book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart and other book outlets:



Softcover      ISBN: 9781665735438

Hardcover     ISBN: 9781665735421

Ebook            ISBN: 9781665735599

Audio Book   ISBN: 9781665745390

Her theoretical framework is cognitive behavioral therapy and psychoanalytic theories. She utilizes psychoanalytic theories to understand the client's developmental past and cognitive behavioral therapy to move forward with goals for the present and future.


She is a member of the following organizations:

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