La Vie Counseling Associates

Growing Toward Wholeness Through Positive Life Changes


About Paul

Paul Gillane is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He has been providing mental health services and speaking about family therapy since 1999. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from UC Santa Barbara and his Master’s Degree in Psychology from Chapman University. Paul divided his professional development experiences between working with individuals and families in life transition, substance and alcohol abuse (as a treatment provider in Drug Court, DUI Court, County of Orange Dual Diagnosis Program) and with college students in campus settings.

Paul is in private practice in Mission Viejo, California with La Vie Counseling Associates and is Adjunct Faculty at Fullerton College, California. He has presented curriculum at the South Orange County Family Resource Center in parenting, single parenting and co-parenting. He is also a Board Member of Families in Recovery, a free support group for non using family members with addicted adult children based in Orange County. He is a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage, Family Therapists.

“This is a second career for me after 20 years in the business world. I enjoyed business but I decided I wanted something more in the second half of life. As it turns out, my experience in the challenges and pressures of business is often useful for clients.” Paul is an active member of The Shoreline Church in San Clemente. He is a life long surfer (who prefers left breaking waves).

Workshops & Groups

  • One Day Families in Recovery Intensive Workshop

    Held Monthly

  • Setting Boundaries With Addiction in the Family

    An ongoing support group

  • Boundaries Lab Workshop

    Developing Boundaries in relationship and everyday life

  • > Go to Workshop page for details


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