Paul g. Gay
Paul G. Gay is the Clinical Director of Trinity Sober Living (TSL). With over two decades of experience in the field of recovery, Paul has dedicated his life to helping people achieve long-lasting sobriety.
A graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Business, Paul owned and operated a successful construction company for 15 years. In 1999, he sought treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) and began attending 12 step meetings. As the promises of the program began to manifest in his life, Paul devoted his time to carrying the message to others who suffer with drug and alcohol addiction. Throughout the last 20 years, Paul has shared his experience, strength and hope with countless men and women.
Paul is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Professional Recovery Coach, having received his CADC certificate from the College of DuPage. He is affiliated with almost every hospital in the western suburbs of Chicago and has worked with many Illinois treatment centers, including Serenity House, New Day Center, Linden Oaks, Stepping Stones, Hazelden, and the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. Paul has also brought the message of hope to inmates at Cook County Department of Corrections and DuPage County Jail. As an addiction intervention specialist, he often conducts family interventions, has escorted hundreds of people to treatment centers, and regularly holds individual and group counseling sessions.
For more than a decade, Paul has led a weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Westmont called “Our Primary Purpose,” which dissects the first 164 pages of the Big Book over a period of 26 weeks. This back-to-basics approach inspired him to cocreate “12 Steps Ungarbled,” a presentation that explains the 12 steps in their truest form. Paul has traveled throughout the Midwest to provide people with the tools of the program, and he has personally sponsored over 1,000 individuals.
Paul and his wife, Julie, reside in the western suburbs of Chicago and they enjoy spending time with their three incredible children.