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J. Scott Giddens, LMHC, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Family conflicts Depression
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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!

Professional experience

30yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Forgiveness, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

IN LMHC 39000313A

IN LMFT 35001354A


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.

Scott has that rare quality of not being judgemental at all. Best therapist I’ve ever had. He’s helped me immensely

Written on May 22, 2023 after therapy with J. Scott for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

Scott is great and very understanding. He is wise and has lots of empathy. He’s a great psychologist.

Written on Feb 04, 2023 after therapy with J. Scott for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

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 weeks on issues concerning 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 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

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 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 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 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