Hi, thanks for taking some time to get to know me. I am Dr. Scott Butler. I am licensed in Louisiana and Arkansas as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from LSU and a Master’s and Ph.D. in mental health counseling from the University of New Orleans. I've been offering counseling for over 25 years. I was married for 30 years and have three daughters; one is an attorney, one is starting grad school and our youngest is a sophomore in college.
I have worked in many different mental health settings including hospitals, crisis intervention hotlines, non-profit organizations, as a preferred provider for local and state agencies and over 20 years in adoption and foster care work. I have been deemed an expert witness in criminal and civil cases and have authored one novel, king cake baby.
I use a cognitive-behavioral theoretical approach to counseling which is a goal-oriented treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. I generally do 45-50 minute sessions. If interested in working with me, please provide your full name and an emergency contact name and number as this is required to facilitate professional counseling.
Life can be difficult, right? Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we simply need someone to help guide us to a better place. I am a trained listener. I take in the information you provide and turn it back to you in a step by step approach to help you move beyond what brought you to me. Beginning this process with the right counselor helps you get better, faster.
I hope to be that counselor.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Intimacy-related issues
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Infidelity , Jealousy , Men's Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
AR LPC P1902019
LA LPC 6197
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Dr. Scott is truly perfect at his craft. He equipped me with the tools I need to become a better, more stable and rounded person. He does not beat around the bush and will tell you exactly what you need to hear, all while remaining kind, warm, and empathetic. I could not have asked for a better therapist. Recommend 10/10.
A really sound person. Pushes back, helps you understand yourself a lot more. Doesn’t let you get away with excuses but in a reflective way. Changed my life and outlook.
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Dr Butler is a strong motivator and has helped me identify ways to continue to push forward and create momentum toward healthy habits and changes.
Scott is great!
Dr. Butler is very empathetic and knowledgeable. I am happy to have him as my therapist!
Very good therapist, gets to the point and listens to your concerns to address them.
Dr. Butler has helped me through a lot of different hardships, in a short amount of time. And continues to help me to navigate through the ups and downs of my moods and my life. He helps me feel stronger about the decisions I need to make for a healthier and happier life. It all has helped me to remind myself not to be too hard to myself.
Dr. Scott has absolutely changed the way I’ve been viewing my life now for the past few months. As a man in my early 20s looking for guidance he was exactly what I needed. I would absolutely recommend him to anybody and I’m so glad I found him!
Dr. Butler is an amazing therapist. He has a strong sense of emotions that need to be addressed but is always focused on how you can make different choices to have different outcomes going forward. He has helped me think about how to structure my life to focus on keeping work, family, and health (and many other things) in the correct balance. I can't say enough good things.
Dr.Butler has been a great help towards my journey of understanding my anxiety. He is extremely supportive and understanding!
Dr. Butler is excellent at reading between the lines and getting to the root of whatever problem I am having. He is honest, straight forward and very personable. His advice has helped me through a tough year and I would recommend him highly to anyone who is in need.
Dr. Butler has been extremely helpful to me.
Dr Butler listens and can rephrase my concerns in a way that helps me focus on solutions. He's straightforward and task oriented- which I LOVE. It's so easy to feel overwhelmed by emotions and what-ifs, but Dr Butler helps me decide on concrete actions I can take today to make a difference
Dr. Butler and I have been working on and off the past couple years and his perspective has really helped me deal with my personal issues and change my thinking process for the better. With anything this isn't perfect, but his patience with me the entire way has been a life saver.
Dr. Butler has been a life saver! He has introduced me to new ways at looking at things, and taught strategies to help me deal with the day to day stresses. Cant thank him enough for his support and guidance!
Dr Butler is great! He gives great suggestions for problem solving & really seems to care for his patients.
Dr. Butler has been really nice to me and we haven't even started. I have missed a meeting due to bad circumstances and I know he will be understanding.
This guy tells it to you straight in a caring, validating, and uplifting way. More change has come into my life in getting the help in just the last 3 months compared to the last 2 years of my life. 10/10
Dr. Butler has been great in helping tackle the deepest of issues. He has helped me make tremendous progress, and I cannot thank him enough! Dr. Butler obviously knows what he's doing and is an expert in this field.
Dr Butler is experienced and kind. He skilled at getting to the root of issues and helping create a plan towards healing. I would highly recommend Scott to help anybody through life’s tough times.
Dr. Butler is fantastic. He tells it like it is in a supportive but firm way. I saw him after a horrible life shake-up and he helped me get back onto my life path. I feel stronger and more myself than I have in years. I have a good life, and a plan for an even better one. I nolonger am waiting for a relationship to define or validate me- Thanks Dr. B!!!
He is wonderful...
Dr. Butler is competent, concerned, and capable.
Dr. Butler is a fabulous counselor. I was nervous about starting with any therapist because I have a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy myself. Could he really be a great counselor to a former counselor? Yes, a hundred times over. We have been working together for about 6 months and I have come so far. He has been very helpful in the areas of anxiety, crisis management, self confidence and PTSD. I have already recommended him to friends of mine. I plan on keeping him as a therapist as long as he’s practicing.
Thank you Dr. Butler
Dr Butler is competent, empathic and understanding. He was very patient to me and helped understand a lot about myself and my life. Definitely recommend him to anyone
Dr. Butler has helped me make all the difference in my life. Before I started counseling with him, I was sweeping my issues under the rug and battling with my emotions daily. He’s really provided me a safe space to speak about my life and experiences. I’d recommend Dr. Butler to anyone.
Dr. Scott has been such a pivotal guiding force in my life. I'm so grateful and I'm sure I'll always go back to him for more guidance for the rest of my life!
Dr Butler is knowledgeable, listens to your concerns, and is a great therapist that makes time for you. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
This is my second chance to engage with Scott, he really helped me a year ago with a specific issue and I think this time around will be even better as I drill into my deeper challenges in life. I like his style, us identifying, drilling in, and working on things versus months of just talking about feelings. He's awesome!
I originally reached out to Dr Butler on another site as my marriage counselor. I wanted him to save my marriage. Instead, he showed me that I am brave, strong, and worth so much more than I ever dreamed of. He stood by my side and cheered me on, told me things I didn’t want to hear but needed to hear, and was so patient with me. I appreciate his loyalty, his strengths based approach, but most of all for never doubting that I would not only survive my divorce but come out better than before. Thanks for pushing me to the life I always dreamed of.
He has been amazing!!
An amazing counsellor. I can see progress without even realizing it’s really happen. I’m blessed to have found Dr. Butler.
Dr. Butler is very smart, intuitive and easy to talk to. He listens and really tries to understand the motive, reason and emotions behind your issue. I have seen a lot of personal growth with his aide and enjoy the insight I have gained about myself through his counselling.
Dr. Butler is an engaging, compassionate counselor. He asks the right type of probing questions and always has a unique insight to offer. I appreciate his effort to go out of his way to provide me with extra resources when I asked. Dr. Butler is an excellent counselor who comfortably balances a personal and professional approach.
Amazing, the communication level he is able to have and the strategy used to let you think about what is happening in your brain and your heart. Super recommended.
I never dreamed that I would see a day where the amount of emotional, and mental growth I have achieved would become possible. Dr. Butler has pushed me to become a person that I can be proud of. To me, he's more of a coach cheering you on, on the sidelines reminding you to dig deep within yourself, and find those answers you have been seeking. I look forward to our sessions, and it feels like I'm catching up with an old friend these days. Thank you Dr. Butler.
Having phone sessions with Dr. Butler really was a breakthrough for me. Previous face to face sessions with other counselors were always frustrating and I felt misunderstood, judged, or felt like I had to figure things out to impress my counselor. Not having to look someone in the face but being able to focus on listening took a lot of pressure off. It led me to be intentional with what I say and freely express my emotions (cry/roll eyes/ close my eyes to think) without someone staring at me. It created a more open dialogue that was able to reach deeper levels of healing.
Scott is professional, knowledgeable, and qualified to help you.
Two sessions in.... and I feel like he has helped me so much. Within the first 15 mins of our first session he was able to identify a key reason for my anxiety and depression. I have never been into the counselor thing; however, my attitude has changed completely since working with Dr.Butler. I still have a long way to go, but I can at least say that I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I've been working with Dr. Butler for a few months now and I've seen tremendous change in how I view my problems and strengthen myself to tackle them. Have really enjoyed working with him and his very open and positive attitude is always a pleasure. I leave every session energized and motivated.
I have been working with Dr. Butler for 7 months. I didn’t feel open with previous counselor’s, but I do feel comfortable with Dr. Butler. I am glad a waited and found the right professional. He is very patient and understanding. He’s changing my life and to say it’s a miracle is an understatement. I am beyond excited to see where I go with his counsel. Thank you so much Dr. Butler. You go above and beyond and I am eternally grateful.
From the beginning, Dr. Butler has been both an understanding and driving person. He listened to what I had to say, pointed me in the right direction, and then gave me what I needed to get moving. Any time I seemed to slow down, he found the right thing to say to get me moving again. Absolutely fantastic man and counselor, easy to talk to, unbiased, and probably one of the best things to happen to me.
Dr. Butler has been a much-needed, unbiased, voice of reason for me. His counseling style is casual and warm as he offers specific ways to manage the stresses of life! It’s great to honestly discuss personal and relationship issues and end with ways to actually improve them. His experience is evident, and I would highly recommend Dr. Butler.
I have had a couple sessions with Dr Butler so far and have already noticed an improvement in my general well being. He listens well and I enjoy his perspective.
Dr. Butler has helped me grow at a really great a rate! He has given me the push I need to really fix my issues. I would recommend him to anyone with similar problems to mine.
Very helpful and caring. Thank you!
Within a month of talking to Dr Butler, i have experienced positive changes and started feeling real and good emotions again. He is compassionate, knowledgeable, interactive and will treat you like a real person. Consider yourself lucky to get him to help you.
He is a patient listener. I feel he is very much professional.
Dr. Butler is patient and empathetic, and helps to set rational systems and boundaries in parts of life that can be muddled with emotion. I highly recommend Dr. Butler, for his efficiency.
Very responsive and kind. Great therapist.
Dr. Butler is an exceptional therapist. He embodies experience, genuineness in his compassion, and an innate ability to understand the different challenges I face. Overall, I highly recommend Dr. Butler, not only to offer counseling with anxiety or relationships, but all facets of challenges you may face.
I have experienced a few counselors but it didn’t work well for me. However, Dr. Butler is the one who could solve my issue. He gave me clear direction, what are my problems, what should I do ... if I were to come back for counseling, I will request for him again.
Dr. Butler has helped me break through what I am going through. I have had a tough time with my work/balance, as well as, issues with anxiety. He has been a tremendous help to my mental health.
Very helpful and straightforward. Tells me exactly how it is.
Dr. Butler has a very logical, but sympathetic approach to counseling. He really listens to what you're saying and attempts to get to the source of your problems as efficiently as he can. Even after just a few sessions, I'm already feeling way better emotionally and mentally.
Dr. Butler is very experienced and professional counselor. He has been able to help me very quickly.
Dr. Butler has so far demonstrated empathy, attentiveness, and strong communication skills with me. I think he may be one of the best counselors for people dealing with anxiety, depression, and/or self image issues.
Dr. Butler is always quick to respond when I need him. He is good about checking in if he hasn’t heard from me in a few days. He’s thorough with our conversations and is very good at what he does. I definitely recommend him.
Dr. Butler is patient, knowledgeable and compassionate. I really feel like he is on my team and supporting me to make positive changes in my life in the most non-judgmental way possible.