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Paula Christian-Kliger, PhD, ABPP

Founding Member

Dr. Kliger is a board-certified psychologist, psychoanalyst, and founder of Psychological Assets, PC and Kliger Consulting Group, LLC. She is fully licensed in New York, Michigan, and Ohio. Within her professional practice, she sees individuals, families, organizations, and communities; and she specializes in extended work with those who have suffered from crisis, disaster, and historical trauma-based adversities. Dr. Kliger is an Associate Faculty member at Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, and teaches as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Wayne State University, School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO), American Psychological Association (APA), and Black Psychoanalysts Speak (BPS).

Dr. Kliger earned her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology, with a minor in Statistical Measurement and Design, from Wayne State University, and she completed psychoanalytic training at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

With her psychanalytic and humanistic-oriented backgrounds, Dr. Kliger developed the powering the mind model of “self-study” and transformational growth. This model includes practice in deepening mindfulness through meditation and self-reflection. As a writer and artist, to address the complex needs of people who seek help, she has incorporated art-informed experiential activities into the model to complement her clinical and consultation practice.

Dr. Kliger also runs a podcast with her colleague, Lori Blumenstein-Bott, called We Are Human First. It can be found on Spotify and

Articles & Publications

Kliger, P. (2018). Power your Heart…You power your Mind: Self-Study then Build A Bridge to Someone. SEDA Press.

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