Dr. Paul Compton, MD

Dr. Paul Compton, MD

Psychotherapy  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Paul Compton, MD is a psychotherapist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1986 and specializes in psychotherapy, psychiatry, and more.Read his story

4131 Spicewood Springs Rd Ste M2

Austin, TX 78759

Contact Information

(512) 658-2805

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Dr. Compton's Experience

Dr. Compton's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Psychotherapy
  • Board certified in Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Compton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Compton "I was very fortunate to have my first psychotherapy experiences, both individual and in groups, when I was in college. That experience ultimately led me to seek out the enlightenment superhighway that is group psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. By far the greatest investment I have made in my life was in my own personal analysis and group therapy experience. Those practices opened doors in my heart and my mind that I did not know existed. And since then I have discovered a new world of joy and passion. I learned how to sit with powerful emotions, both mine and others', and that skill has deepened and strengthened my relationships. I have come to the understanding that it is our relationships that bring the greatest meaning and fulfillment to our lives. I can imagine you, the reader, saying, "Yes, we have all heard how important relationships are to our health and so on. But, so what, we all have relationships. What am I supposed to do with that information?" My answer is that not all relationships are equal, and the ways that we handle our relationships, the way we communicate, our expectations and many other factors make the difference between a healthy, happy relationship and a frustrating and unsatisfying one. And when our relationships are passionate and joyful, our lives become rich and long."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Compton "Are you looking for a psychiatrist who is a compassionate, nonjudgmental person who will listen deeply, and help you to live and love fully and authentically? Do you want psychotherapy for anxiety, depression or low self esteem? Would you like counseling for relationship problems or just want your relationships to be more alive and joyful?

Are you searching for meaning in your life, for fulfillment, joy and bliss? These are all humanly possible to achieve with the right kind of therapy and the desire for change.

If you think you may need medication I can prescribe for you if you are seeing me for individual or group therapy.

Call me (there is no charge for the phone call) and we can talk about the next step for you."

6  Specialties

  • Psychotherapy
  • Counseling
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Relationship Counseling

1  Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

16  Conditions Treated

8  Procedures

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Grief Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Eastern Va Grad School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Dartmouth Med School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Compton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Compton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Compton to family and friends
13 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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Dr. Compton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Compton is very caring and experienced professional. He was a tremendous help to me during a very challenging season. He helped equip me new new tools not only to navigate the stresses of life, but also to better know myself.
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For individual and/or group therapy and psychiatric services, i highly recommend and put my trust in Dr. Paul Compton. Sessions with him address many challenging life issues and emotions. Individual and group therapy help many folks, myself included, work with and through emotional challenges such...more
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Compassionate, thoughtful, intuitive, knowledgeable. Don't see Dr Compton is a no-nonsense professional who I would recommend my anyone including my closest family. He has taken me from hopeless despair to the sunshine of self awareness. His unorthodox presence during our sessions is refreshing...more
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Such a compassionate, caring and no-BS psychiatrist. No BS in a good way - if you're looking for someone who is going to be straightforward with you, but still shows such great compassion, Dr. Compton is that person. Through my last 4 months of psychotherapy with Dr. Compton, I've improved my...more
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Dr. Compton is a great therapist: dedicated, caring, and experienced. He helped me open up to my feelings, learn to voice them, and find peace again after a severe loss. His therapy group brings it all together, providing a safe place where we practice voicing difficult feelings and come to...more
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