Paul A. Bensur Jr. is the oldest son of Dolores A. McGaughey-Bensur and the late Paul A. Bensur Sr. He was born in Erie, PA and raised in Girard and Lake City PA. He was educated and graduated from St. John the Evangelist school in Girard PA. He was in the graduating class of 1973. Following that, he attended Cathedral Preparatory School where he graduated in 1977. That year, he was accepted into Gannon College. Graduating in 1986, he earned his Bachelor Degree in General Science/Chemistry and achieved a certification to teach on the secondary level. In 1990, he earned his Master Degree in Counseling, also from Gannon, and achieved a certification as a secondary school guidance counselor.
In 1996, he earned his Doctorate in Psychology from LaSalle University and received the distinction of the title of Dr. Bensur. He has been in mental health for over 26 years: in patient, outpatient and home services. He specializes in: Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and Drug and Alcohol Treatment. Dr. Bensur has authored and published the book: Autistic Spectrum Disorder A New Outlook. He is currently working on a new book on drug and alcohol rehabilitation.