Paula Kirsch

Paula Kirsch

Part-time Faculty

Paula Kirsch


Paula Kirsch, LMSW worked for Community Living Services, Inc. in Wayne, MI as a
Supports Coordinator when she first graduated, working with the Developmentally
Disabled population. From there she moved to Community Network Services in
Farmington Hills, MI as a Case Manager to get experience with the Severe and
Persistently Mentally Ill population.
She joined The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health in Royal Oak in 2015 as a
therapist and left in 2017 to start her own private practice:
Authentic Living Psychotherapy, LLC in Midtown Detroit, located in The Park Shelton.
Paula completed a Post Graduate Program at University of Michigan in March 2017 and
now holds a Certificate in Sex Therapy and Sexuality Education. She also currently
holds a position as a Behavioral Health Therapist at Eastwood Clinic - Southfield. Paula
has been teaching Human Sexuality at Wayne State since the Fall of 2016.

Degrees and Certifications

• M.S.W.
• B.S.W.
• L.M.S.W.
• Certificate in Sex Therapy and Sexuality Education, University of Michigan

Teaching Interests

• Critical thinking skills
• Sexuality Education
• Compassion Fatiigue
• Women’s empowerment

Research Interests

• Mindfulness applications for everything (including sexual dysfunctions)
• Research on Shame (Bené Brown in particular)
• Research on Couples dealing with infidelity