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Dr. Scott Anstadt, LCSW, LSCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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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.

Professional experience

36yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

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Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Scott for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

He’s insights are incredibly helpful to helping me.

Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Scott for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr. Anstadt is the therapist I've always wanted. He truly listens to me, repeating back what he heard me say. I come out of each session feeling more positive and lighter. It feels like he genuinely supports me and is here to help me on my journey to becoming a more kind, peaceful and compassionate human being. Dr. Anstadt always responds to my messages quickly and thoughtfully. I am so grateful and feel lucky to have been matched with Dr. Anstadt. He is compassionate, intelligent, non-judgmental, genuine, and present.

Written on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Scott for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

It was really wonderful working with Dr. Anstadt. His kindness and gentle nature helped me to be able to show up to our sessions every week. He always advocated strongly for me to look after myself and listen to my gut- this unwavering support really put me on a path to healing. Thank you for everything

Written on Sep 26, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I truly can't say enough about working with Scott. I came to him unhappy with where I was in my life, and through his thoughtful, guided discovery, he led me through a much needed job transition and a more peaceful and suitable life for me. He listened and provided his thoughts and ideas that truly helped me understand myself better. He was always on time and prepared. He remembered everything from past conversations and laced them into current conversations seamlessly. He responded to posts quickly. I HIGHLY recommend Scott as a therapist! Although I am at a place now where I don't feel i need regular visits, I will continue to use him on an as needed basis.

Written on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr Anstadt has been there for me through a number of different big issues and changes in my life and it has been really helpful. He helped me during many tough times and is very caring, understanding and a great listener. I felt that he genuinely cared about me and was super patient on my difficult days. My life now feels more settled and the tools he taught me have helped a lot as well, such as drawing and writing about what I feel. I think I have grown as a person and that he has touched my life in a very positive way. Thank you :)

Written on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief