Dr. Scott Anstadt

(Ph.D, LCSW)

About Me

Hello, This is Scott Anstadt, Ph,D, LCSW, a seasoned clinician with decades of academic and counseling experience. Empathic, direct, and practical in approach using a wide range of evidenced based tools to make our time most meaningful and enhance your everyday life concerns. Flexible in approach to build in regular and strategic contacts and coaching. Enjoy working with older adults, periods of transition and adjustment, and grief issues.
Overall, I use an eclectic approach from an evidenced based perspective. This includes strategic use of skills in: family systems, gestalt, narrative, CBT, person centered, and existential theoretical frameworks. I have worked extensively with individuals, groups, and families. I have also taught clinical courses at the University level for almost a decade.
I seek to be of service to those who could take advantage of the convenience, flexibility, and mobility that online has to offer and time to offer thoughtful and deliberate interventions with persons who desire a compassionate, reflective, and genuine presence in their lives. I use a wholistic lifestyle approach and flexible, regular interventions tied to a client's lifestyle arena. The online platform allows for creativity in using this approach in terms of length of sessions, time of sessions, and strategic contacts.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 33

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #AZ LCSW 10218 (Expires: 2019-05-31)

LICSW #KS 3860 (Expires: 2020-08-31)


Written by M.I. on Aug 26, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 11 months on issues concerning depression, and career

Dr. A is a patient, calm listener who helps you explore your thought processes. His style of conversation is easy going and straight forward. Asking you to reflect on your own experiences in new ways that you might not have thought of before.

Through working with Dr. A I have developed my own processes for healthy thinking. As well as a much more positive outlook on my life.

He is flexible with his time and always available if you have thoughts or questions.

I highly recommend Dr. A.

Written by C.A. on Aug 19, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dr. Anstadt is amazing to talk to. Even after only a few sessions, I started feeling much better about myself and my situation. He does a really great job of repeating things back to ensure that we're understanding each other and I find that really helpful (and have actually started trying to do that myself when talking to people thanks to him) and he really keeps an open mind. I feel I can talk to him about anything, from the good to the bad. He seems genuinely interested in all the things I have to say and our one hour sessions always pass by too quickly. He's great!

Written by T.Y. on Aug 07, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Anstadt really seems like he listens to what I have to say, what my concerns are and my problems. It's only been two weeks and I love this service and am very pleased with what Dr. Anstadt's has done for me so far.

Written by Y.A. on Aug 07, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career

The best I met. Helped me so much on my issue.

Written by L.I. on May 12, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Scott has been extremely patient and kind. I highly doubted that I would ever be able to find someone that could help me but also not look down on me. Vulnerability is a big issue for me and whenever you admit to yourself or to others that you are indeed just a person you often get pitied. Now, empathy and pity are two very different things. When you pity someone you look down on them, you do not show respect and what's worse is that you make the other person feel small. Scott has never once pitied me and I have never felt small nor disrespected in his presence, which is the main reason for this being a functional relationship. He comes off as a highly intelligent and philosophical man and I am happy to say that I truly believe in his expertise in helping me so I can help myself.

Written by E.R. on Apr 25, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 4 months

Having Dr. Anstadt as an ongoing resource has become invaluable to me. He provides the kind of private sounding board that allows me to continue wrestling with big questions without it overwhelming my daily life and work responsibilities. Knowing I can send off a message at any time and that he will provide insight and new ideas for me to consider is extremely comforting and has helped me dig myself out of a very difficult time. I feel motivated and am starting to move forward in a positive way on my personal goals with the guidance of Dr. Anstadt on my side.

Written by G.I. on Apr 15, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I highly recommend Dr. Anstadt. He was very helpful, patient and easy to talk with.

Written by L.O. on Apr 09, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and anger

Dr. Anstadt is very professional and connects to the client's issues straight away so that goals can be completed and worked on together.

Written by I.M. on Feb 26, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, and anger

Dr. Anstadt was a great counselor to speak with and made me feel very at ease throughout. I really enjoyed speaking with him and hearing his advice which helped me greatly to become a lot more happy and find an understanding of things that happened/were happening in my life. I never felt like I was being judged on anything I was saying and this made it a lot easier to speak to Dr Anstadt. Couldn’t recommend enough :)

Written by A.L. on Nov 30, 2017 after counseling with Scott for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship, family, and anger

Dr. A was amazing. He understood me from the first session we had. He is attentive, kind, and really listened to me. We worked trough some relationship issues I have and his help is helping me to try and have a bit more control over my reactions. I am overly happy I've ended up with him. And for that I am immensely grateful.

Written by D.A. on Nov 26, 2017 after counseling with Scott for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and anger

I am extremely grateful that Dr. A came into my world when he did. Whilst going through an extremely difficult time in which work-related stress was getting the best of me, he managed to help me relieve my anxiety and find ways to better manage my situation even after the first session. Now, a few months later, I am the happiest and healthiest I have ever been - and I could not have gotten here without his guidance and support. If you find yourself in a similar situation where stress and anxiety, either related to work or something, is taking over your world and you feel stuck/overwhelmed - do yourself a favor and book in time with Dr. A.. Highly recommended.

Written by B.R. on Aug 30, 2017 after counseling with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Scott listens to my concerns and repeats them to make sure we're both on the same page. He then gives feedback that is very helpful both to reflect and also is useful moving forward.