Paul Lubben, Therapist in Berea, Ohio — Zencare
Paul  Lubben
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Paul Lubben


LICDC, Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor
Ohio Accepting Online
Berea Accepting In-person
Updated January 11, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Codependency
  • Men's health

Professional statement

Paul Lubben is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) located in Berea, OH. Paul specializes in working with individuals and families who suffer from the impacts of drug and alcohol addictions. He has extensive experience in addiction counseling and administration and is trained as a professional coach.

Many of Paul’s clients find themselves reliant on substances or find that they are experiencing negative consequences as a result of drinking or drug use, which often turns into conflict at work or in relationships. Through specialized approaches unique to each individual, Paul assists clients to find the motivation and skills needed to make positive changes and process what it means to become self-aware and make healthy choices. He listens empathetically to his clients and helps them set attainable goals. Clients explore different areas of their lives in therapy, discussing what is working and what isn’t working. Paul then coaches clients to reach their mental health goals, which often includes stopping their addictive behaviors. Clients receive support and suggestions for sobriety or lifestyle changes. Paul also uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with clients, which teaches clients how to become aware of unhealthy thought patterns. Relapse prevention information is utilized when needed.

Paul has worked in various settings within the field of addictions, including a halfway house, hospital detox and in-patient treatment, and outpatient treatment. Paul served as President of the Ohio Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (OAADAC) and as President of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), where he testified in the U.S. Senate, in support of treatment for addictions.

Message to clients

I have worked in the substance abuse field for over thirty years and I am passionate about helping individuals and families heal from the difficulty caused by drugs and alcohol. I provide respectful and caring support as we work together toward your goals. Whether you are questioning your use, abuse, or dependency, or have been urged by a loved one to seek help, I am able to meet you where you are mentally and emotionally, to discuss the issues most important to you. I am particularly keen to support men through major life changes, including recovery and sobriety, in a safe environment. With various, specialized approaches unique to each person, I have been able to assist innumerable others in finding successful solutions. I look forward to helping you make a difference in your life.


Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (60min)
  • Initial session: $150 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Ohio)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11 AM to 4 PM
  • Tue 11 AM to 4 PM
  • Wed 11 AM to 4 PM
  • Thu 11 AM to 4 PM
  • Fri 11 AM to 2 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Berea practice
429 Front Street, UP, Berea, Ohio 44017-1716
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am - 4pm
  • Tue 11am - 4pm
  • Wed 11am - 4pm
  • Thu 11am - 4pm
  • Fri 12PM - 3PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Self Employed, Private Practice, 2006 - Present
Southwest General Health Center, Director Oakview Behavioral Health Center, 1985 - 2006

Grand Valley State University, Bachelor of Science, 1970


Ohio: 78148