Meet the team
Paul Bryant, LCSW, CADC III
Clinical Director, Kaiser Permanente Addiction Medicine Program
Paul Bryant, LCSW, CADC III, is the Clinical Director of Kaiser Permanente’s Addiction Medicine Program. Paul has been working in the Addiction Medicine field since 2004 and his clinical background is treating adolescents struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health issues. In addition to working with adolescents Paul has extensive experience working with parents and family members of youth struggling with addiction and mental health both in facilitating Family Education/Support groups and as a Family Therapist.
Paul was the Program Development Coordinator of a 50-bed secure adolescent residential treatment program which involved supervision of direct care and clinical staff. More recently Paul was the Clinical Services Manager of Kaiser Permanente’s Brookside Addiction Medicine Adult Detox and Residential Treatment Program. His focus in the program was engagement and retention of young adults (18-26) that had struggled in the program and through his leadership the program was able to move and sustain its completion rate to 90% with patients that are 18-30 years old.
Paul is a member of Kaiser Permanente’s Mental Health and Addiction Medicine Community Benefit Committee and has assisted in facilitating financial support of the Alano Club of Portland, Fourth Dimension, Oregon Recovers, and other recovery focused organizations in the community. One of his passions is finding ways to leverage KP’s mission of supporting a healthy community to help underfunded organizations that serve those with addiction and mental health struggles.
Paul is a trauma survivor and strong proponent of being trauma informed in the delivery of treatment services to people struggling with addiction. He has a family history of addiction and has lost some of his family to addiction while watching others recover and thrive. His belief is that when people find an environment of safety, tools for recovery, and a strong link to a recovery community, there is hope for anyone that is struggling with addiction.