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

March 26, 2020
As K-12 schools across America have closed their doors to help stop the spread of coronavirus, parents have had to step into the role of teacher, guiding their children through lessons in mathematics, social studies, art, English, and perhaps even physical education at the local park.
Las Vegas Review Journal
December 19, 2019
Colin DeFrate thought he had a headache.
Las Vegas Review Journal
December 16, 2019
Since therapist Sheldon Jacobs lost his grandmother two years ago, he’s felt a little blue around the holidays.
Best Life
December 5, 2019
We all have a nervous habit. Whether it's tapping your toes or twirling your hair, these behaviors, which can seem almost involuntary, are your body's way of coping with anxiety or stress.

Articles Featuring Michelle G. Paul

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.
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Campus NewsNovember 1, 2019
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Campus NewsJune 27, 2018
Donors step up to support UNLV programs that serve the community in the aftermath of October 1 shooting.