Michelle G. Paul

Director, The PRACTICE Mental Health Clinic
Associate Director of Clinical Training, UNLV Department of Psychology Ph.D. Program
Associate Professor In Residence, UNLV Department of Psychology
Expertise: Mental health, diagnosis, treatment, Nevada's mental health crisis, Training mental and behavioral health providers


Michelle Paul is director of The PRACTICE, a UNLV mental health clinic that offers counseling and other services to campus and community members. She’s also liaison between the UNLV psychology department and community of professional psychologists in Southern Nevada. 
A practicing psychologist in the Las Vegas community since 1999, Paul joined the university's psychology department in 2004 and serves as an associate professor and associate director of clinical training for doctoral students. She teaches clinical courses, provides clinical supervision, and oversees practicum training assignments, including The 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. She was appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval to serve as a member of the Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners in 2011; she is currently serving her second term on the board and was elected the group's president for 2016-2019. 


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

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Michelle G. Paul In The News

Risk Management
October 1, 2020
COVID-19 has upended the way we work. Many are working from home, stressed and attempting to juggle a range of personal and professional responsibilities, leading to an increase in anxiety, depression and burnout. To ensure that companies and their employees are performing optimally—not just existing—during this time, leaders must address the mental health challenges that employees are facing.
Las Vegas Review Journal
May 26, 2020
At a time when we are battered by cruel statistics on infections, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19, one set of numbers, at least on the surface, provides a ray of hope in the time of coronavirus.
Las Vegas Review Journal
April 20, 2020
Sam Lieberman knew everybody, from senators to barbers. But when he died April 3 at age 58, nobody attended his memorial service.
Las Vegas Sun
April 15, 2020
By the time the spread of COVID-19 closed much of Nevada, The Practice Mental Health Clinic at UNLV had already been working on a plan to provide free, accessible mental health care for those who need it during the crisis.

Articles Featuring Michelle G. Paul

A person hangs up a "come in, we're open" sign on a window.
Business and CommunityJune 4, 2020
Mental health expert Dr. Michelle Paul provides strategies on fighting off anxieties as people return to work, outside activities.
Michelle Paul, director of The PRACTICE Mental Health Clinic at UNLV, sits in front of her computer in her office to conduct a virtual meeting.
Business and CommunityApril 2, 2020
The PRACTICE Mental Health Clinic responds to outbreak, offers all services to existing patients virtually.
Business and CommunityMarch 25, 2020
UNLV mental health expert Michelle Paul offers conversation strategies for COVID-19.
Portrait of Dr. Michelle Paul, psychologist and director of The PRACTICE Mental Health Clinic  at UNLV.
Business and CommunityNovember 4, 2019
UNLV psychologist Dr. Michelle Paul shares practical ways to put the hope back in the holiday season.