Counselor, Coach & Consultant
      A marriage and family therapist, pastoral counselor, and organizational consultant, Dr. Hopkins served as CEO of the Samaritan Counseling Center of Albuquerque from 1992 until 2010.  He is a Clinical Member and Supervisor of Training of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and a NM licensed clinical mental health counselor.  He has been president of the New Mexico Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and he currently serves as  a professional member of the boards of First Choice Community Healthcare and Golden Apple Foundation. 
     Granted a Doctor of Ministry degree in pastoral counseling from Christian Theological Seminary, Dr. Hopkins is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) who has served his denomination nationally as director of family ministries.  He has also worked as director of a court-connected counseling agency in Indianapolis, director of education for Missouri School of Religion, and was the founding executive director of the Samaritan Counseling Center in Amarillo, Texas.     
  Hopkins is author of numerous articles in professional and popular journals.  His first book, A Different Kind of Husband, was published in 1992.  His latest book on effective pastoral leadership in churches, Pursuing Pastoral Excellence--Pathways to Fruitful Leadership, was published by Alban in 2011.
    Paul has been married for 49 years to LaDonna Hopkins, former Vice-President of the United Way of Central New Mexico, who currently works as an independent consultant to nonprofit organizations. They have two children: Sean, who was development director for Saranam at the time of his death, and Sarah Tolch, a teacher in St. Louis.

Paul Hopkins, D.Min., LPCC

2155 Louisiana Blvd NE

Suite 6500

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone: (505) 379-9753

Contact Dr. Hopkins:

Dr. Paul Hopkins


Office Information

    Office hours: 9AM to 6PM M-Th.



  D.Min., Christian Theological Seminary, Pastoral Counseling, 1983

    M.Div., Phillips Theological Seminary, 1969



    Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) - NM License #110


Health Plan Participation

    Presbyterian Health Plan; Lovelace; BCBS; Tricare; Aetna; United Healthcare; Value Options; Optum.

Professional Practice

Couples who wish to strengthen and preserve their relationship

Adults facing depression, anxiety, and questions about spiritual growth and meaning in life

Consultation and coaching for business and nonprofit leaders

Training seminars for businesses, faith groups, and non-profit organizations