Scott is a licensed counselor and a practicing therapist since 1991. His primary area of expertise is in psychotherapy and couples therapy. However, he is also a gifted substance abuse counselor. His strength lies in the ability to balance compassion as well as directness. Scott is very approachable and casual by nature which helps to facilitate a sense of ease and comfort in his sessions.
Scott left his job as a therapist for the Department of Corrections in September of 2001 to pursue a full-time private practice. He works with men, women, adolescents and couples and also facilitates a weekly men’s therapy group. He has trained for 6 post graduate years at the Hartford Family Institute and graduated from the Institute in 2002.
Through the last 29 years of Scott’s journey he has experienced many of the struggles that many people face today. Throughout his adolescence and 20’s, he’s faced and conquered his own struggles with addiction and with anger management. He has been married for over 19 years and has been successful at healing the wounds that impedes a happy and healthy marriage. He has extensive knowledge of most 12-step fellowships and a variety of therapies. As each individual is unique, so should the treatment. Scott is trained in a broad spectrum of therapies modalities. He believes that this combination makes him uniquely qualified to help most people. He continues to evolve as a therapist, father, husband and human being.
Scott believes that anyone who pursues personal growth is courageous. He has a special appreciation for men who choose this journey. He believes that men have a difficult time in our society being open hearted and gentle. Many men he works with have difficulty expressing any other emotion beside anger. Many men have been taught to not show sensitivity, fear, sadness or any of the more gentle emotions. Therefore, they must resort to transforming these emotions to anger. Many forms of dysfunctional behavior result from attempting to manage and exclude these emotions.
Primarily showing anger is problematic on several levels;
- It does not allow love to penetrate too deeply
- It creates an atmosphere of apprehension in relationships
- It creates a life experience of separation and loneliness
Scott’s passion lies in helping people understand the struggles that lay within, that cause us to act in ways that are not compatible with our values and beliefs. His beliefs are that most people utilize some form of addiction to help manage difficult feelings. Whether its work, exercise, perfectionism, or the more common addictions of gambling, drugs and alcohol, or sex.