J. Scott Giddens

LMHC, LMFT

About me

Let me help you overcome the challenges of daily living. My name is Scott, and my past experience has taught me that helping one resolve childhood trauma, often a root cause for many mental health issues, is as rewarding an experience for a therapist as it is for a patient. I also enjoy helping couples overcome marital issues, as well as working with parents on how to better approach their children. Helping parents is something I enjoy. I can work through many different modalities to help you in areas of depression, anxiety, and other disorders. I have worked in counseling for nearly 30 years helping others at every stage of life. Let me help you on your journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IN LMHC 39000313A

IN LMFT 35001354A


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for J. Scott Giddens. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with J. Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning compassion fatigue

Perceptive and observant as well as gentle and helpful. Really like working with him!

Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with J. Scott for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I’ve found Scott extremely helpful from my sessions with him. He’s been able to give me tricks and tools to help me which has been amazing

Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with J. Scott for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Scott has been an inspiration to me in that he helps me look at my world from a refreshing and accurate perspective. After only the first session, I had the tools and perspective necessary to start making valuable and empowering changes in my life. I needed to talk to someone who was down-to-earth and give me a new set of eyes. Scott is flexible in his approach; if you just need to vent or if you genuinely need guidance, then he works with what your needs are. After only three sessions, I’ve made major changes to my business and personal relationships, and those around me are benefitting more. Thanks, Scott - you’re helping me a lot. There’s still more to unpack and address, but the immediate and major roadblocks have largely been removed and I have a better sense of self and purpose.

Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with J. Scott for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Scott helped me through a transitionary and somewhat frustrating time in my life. He was always respectful when allowing me to vent and gave me the time and space to really talk through my thoughts and emotions. Scott has a way of guiding you to problem solve through discussion and active listening. Even in sessions where there was not much to talk about, it was still really nice to just chat. He is a very empathic listener and I would gladly go back to him the next time I decide to use BetterHelp.

Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with J. Scott for 7 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Mr Giddens is awesome to work with and has been really helpful for me!

Written on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with J. Scott for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coaching

He is a great listener, validated my feelings and experiences, and seamlessly integrated ways to reframe my thinking into the conversation. He also sends really helpful worksheets, reads journal entries, and comes back to these topics in session. 10/10 would recommend!

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with J. Scott for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Scott is a thoughtful and warm therapist that allows you to lead conversation. He observes and jumps in with a thought-provoking insight then lets you verbally process.

Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with J. Scott for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

Scott is amazing. Truly.

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with J. Scott for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I really appreciate him. In one session he figured out the problem that I needed to correct. He told me to always be in present and when I followed his advice I improved my focus and concentration a lot compared to past years

Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with J. Scott for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Jeffrey is a great listener and he gave good advice that I could apply to my own situation. His key phrase "Just try to stay in the present moment" will stay with me. I can recommend therapy with him. Thanks so much!

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with J. Scott for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I love Him. In 3 sessions everything became so clear. He knows how to pin point the issue and work through it. Got me into journaling I loved my experience

Written on Mar 08, 2022 after therapy with J. Scott for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Jeffrey understood my situation from the start, and has met me with empathy, caring, and guidance the whole way along. He has been a consistent voice of support, and provided me with perspective on the challenges I've faced. Jeff takes the time to figure out what I want out of life, has helped me to stay on the right track to getting there, and offers me course corrections when I need them. I'm a stronger, more self-assured, and happier person for having met Jeff and I look forward to our next session.

Written on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with J. Scott for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and eating disorders

Better help was the first time I sought therapy and Jeffrey was the first therapist I had ever spoken with. From the first session, he understood my situation and was able to give me guidance through my emotions and thoughts, ways to better communicate and how to be loving and caring to myself. I am now on a positive path and doing better for myself and my future success in life. I give a huge thank you to Jeffrey.

Written on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with J. Scott for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and grief

A fantastic therapist, that consistently offers me inside and guidance along my therapy journey

Work with me!