St. Paul’s PACE Enhances Behavioral Health Program with Addition of Dr. Paulsen to its Team

San Diego, Calif. (March 9, 2023) – St. Paul’s PACE – Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly – announces Dr. Jacob Paulsen as new Behavioral Health Program Manager. With the addition of Dr. Paulsen, St. Paul’s PACE will be able to aid more seniors.

Dr. Paulsen specializes in general psychological assessment and testing, neuropsychological evaluation, assessment of developmental disorders, evaluation of severe and acute mental illness in adults and adolescents, and crisis intervention. He prides himself on completing thorough and exacting evaluations and in providing direct, practical, and meaningful feedback and recommendations to individuals, families, and organizations. The addition of Dr. Paulsen will build a stronger direction in behavioral health support for aging adults throughout San Diego.

With respect to psychotherapeutic practice, Dr. Paulsen treats a wide range of emotional, mental, and physical health problems. He received advanced training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) treatments at the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry’s renowned Anxiety Disorders Clinic. He specializes in the treatment of Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder & Social Phobia, Bi-Polar Disorder, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia & Psychotic Disorders, Chemical Dependency, as well as Emergency and Crisis Management.

Dr. Paulsen earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, which is consistently ranked among the top 10 psychology doctoral training programs in the nation and throughout the world. Dr. Paulsen also completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota, a High Distinction graduate with a Psychology major and a Latin Language minor. He has been awarded numerous academic research and travel fellowships, and his scholarly works have appeared in such outlets as The Oxford Handbook of Psychological Assessment, The International Handbook of Testing and Assessment, The Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood, the Journal of Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, and the Journal of Counseling Psychology.

Dr. Paulsen completed his Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology at Sharp Mesa Vista Psychiatric Hospital in San Diego, Calif., where he provided clinical care and psychological assessment services across the facility’s locked inpatient units. He completed two years of specialty training within the University of Minnesota’s Department of Psychiatry and has also worked within a private forensic psychological assessment firm.

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St. Paul’s Senior Services is a mission-driven San Diego non-profit and full service retirement provider, offering Independent, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing communities, Child and Senior day care programs, and a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). St. Paul’s PACE supports seniors so they can continue to live independently at home by providing in-home care, transportation, and personalized medical services. Seniors who are over 55 years of age, with chronic medical conditions that make it difficult to live at home, may qualify for services. For more information on St. Paul’s PACE, please visit  or call 1(833) PACE NOW.

Last updated on May 6th, 2024 at 3:12 pm - St. Paul’s PACE website H5629 2102 - Approved on 3/23/2021

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