There are times when we all feel stuck in a rut and cannot get out, no matter how hard we try. Our challenges may be due to anxiety, stress, depression, self-doubt, feelings of isolation, anger, emotional distress, or relationship difficulties. Sometimes these feelings can feel overwhelming. These struggles are often related to fear, shame and feelings of self-doubt. Scott helps clients get to the root of these problems and the experiences that helped cause them. Scott helps clients see themselves more positively. He also helps them develop better coping and communication skills in order to give them more confidence to overcome life’s challenges and create the life they want. Scott guides clients to identify their strengths and to become their best self.
Scott believes that our closest relationships can be the source of our greatest happiness or our greatest sadness and pain. Many couples struggle with issues related to poor communication, ongoing conflict, difficulty dealing with anger, challenges in their sexual relationship or mistrust and infidelity. Scott utilizes the Gottman Method and Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples to help them create the relationship they want. He helps clients develop the skills to resolve their differences and feel emotionally closer. We all want to be happy with our partner, but sometimes life brings challenges that stress our relationships and cause couples to turn against each other rather than towards each other. Scott’s warm and accepting approach helps him works with couples in a variety of circumstances including couples who are cohabitating, engaged, newly married, wanting to avoid divorce or couples dealing with the challenges of raising children. Regardless of their relationship status, Scott provides a safe environment for couples to address their problems and work through them together. Scott also works with LGBTQ+ couples to help them deal with their relational problems but also the challenges of social and familial judgment, degree of “outness”, roles within the relationship, possible varying sexualities, and relationship outcomes. Through communication and mutual respect, Scott helps LGBTQ+ couples to be comfortable with themselves when it may seem like the world is against them. Scott believes that together with his clients, relationships can grow and be beautiful.
Work with Adolescents
Scott has experience in working with pre-teens and teens work. He has worked in various positions in high schools, such as a personal aide for adolescents with mental health struggles and as a soccer coach. Scott also has experience working with adolescents who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and other mental health struggles. This experience was as a one on one aide in a group home setting. This has led Scott to have a special place in his heart towards these individuals. He has learned that with patience and with an intent to understand he is able to relate to and help adolescents.
I am a supervised clinician finishing my Master’s Degree in Marriage Family Therapy at Arizona State University.
Scott is currently offering in-person and teletherapy sessions with evening and weekend availability. To schedule an appointment click “Schedule Now” in the upper right-hand corner of this page. You can also call or text me with any questions at (480) 267-9435, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I offer a reduced fee of $60 for a 50-minute session and I can lower my rate further if needed. Also, I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna insurance or self-pay (cash or card).