Dr. Paul Haggan Ph.D, LPC
Dr. Haggan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a EAGALA Certified Equine Assisted Counselor. He is also a Certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Program trainer, Crisis Prevention Institute Nonviolent Crisis Intervention instructor, and has obtained a Certificate of Specialized Training in Critical Incident Stress Management, and is a Certified Sports Counselor through the National Institute of Sports Professionals. Dr. Haggan also extensively uses the Becoming a Love and Logic Parent program.
Therapy can be a worthwhile effort toward making changes for a better quality of life. It is a collaborative process of self-examination and growth where I am actively involved with my clients and encourage discussion of any issues of concern.
I earned my doctorate from the University of North Texas in Counseling with a concentration in marriage and family therapy. I have several years of experience in outpatient counseling, psychotherapy and was part of the graduate faculty in the department of Counseling at both the University of North Texas and Texas A&M University Commerce. As a licensed professional counselor, my training and experience qualify me to help people with issues such as marital or relationship difficulties, parenting, adjustment to divorce, anxiety, depression, grief/loss & bereavement, abuse recovery, substance abuse, sports counseling and other situations where a change in client’s level of awareness and skills would result in more effective functioning. I work with adults and children over 12 years of age.
In addition to being a licensed professional counselor, I am EAGALA certified in the modality of equine facilitated psychotherapy. I offer this adjunctive mode of therapy as an option in my practice with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups. Equine therapy is a modality that provides a naturally interactive setting for anyone who has experienced trauma, abuse, PTSD, grief/loss and bereavement, addiction, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties or life transitions.