Michelle G. Paul

Executive Director, UNLV PRACTICE: A Community Mental Health Clinic
Associate Director of Clinical Training, UNLV Department of Psychology Ph.D. Program
Professor In Residence, UNLV Department of Psychology
Expertise: General mental health, diagnosis, treatment in children and adults, Nevada's mental health crisis, Training/workforce development in mental and behavioral health


Michelle Paul is the executive director of UNLV PRACTICE, an interdisciplinary mental health clinic that offers services to campus and community members. She’s also the liaison between the UNLV psychology department and broader community in service of promoting mental health and training the next-generation workforce to address the growing and urgent need to address mental health. 
A practicing psychologist in the Las Vegas community since 1999, Paul joined the university's psychology department in 2004 and serves a a professor and associate director of clinical training for doctoral students. She teaches clinical courses, provides clinical supervision, and oversees practicum training assignments, including UNLV PRACTICE.
Additionally, her work includes conducting psychological assessments of attention deficit disorders, learning disabilities and other neurodevelopmental or acquired emotional, and cognitive and behavioral impairments in children and adults. 
Paul is an active member of the Nevada Psychological Association, through which she has held a number of leadership positions and received several awards for advocacy and excellence in her field. In 2011, she was appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval to serve as a member of the Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners. She served eight years, including three as president. Today, she serves on the board of directors for the national Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards as liaison to the education and training community.



  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Vermont, 1997

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A mental health resource born in the pandemic is on a mission to help those with what's believed to be an undiagnosed disorder.
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Every year, the Mental Health Institute releases a report on the state of mental health in America. One of the measures looks at the incidence of youth mental illness compared to the availability of quality mental healthcare.
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A handful of grown-ups sit quietly in a meeting room at the Centennial Hills Library, happily immersed in an activity that combines pleasant childhood memories with present-day adult benefits.
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September is Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide has long been a problem in Nevada.

Articles Featuring Michelle G. Paul

A person hangs up a "come in, we're open" sign on a window.
Business and Community | June 4, 2020

Mental health expert Dr. Michelle Paul provides strategies on fighting off anxieties as people return to work, outside activities.

Portrait of Dr. Michelle Paul, psychologist and director of The PRACTICE Mental Health Clinic  at UNLV.
Business and Community | November 4, 2019

UNLV psychologist Dr. Michelle Paul shares practical ways to put the hope back in the holiday season.