Dr. Scott Butler

(Ph.D, LPC)

About Me

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 22 years. I have been married for 29 years and have three daughters; one is an attorney, one is finishing up her bachelors before 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.



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6197 (Expires: 2021-06-30)

LPC #P1902019 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by R.H. on Aug 31, 2020 after counseling with Scott for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Butler is competent, concerned, and capable.

Written by L.A. on Aug 19, 2020 after counseling with Scott for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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

Written by G.I. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Scott for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

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

Written by A.N. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Scott for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by D.E. on Jun 17, 2020 after counseling with Scott for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief

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!

Written by A.N. on Jun 13, 2020 after counseling with Scott for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by M.I. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Scott for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

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!

Written by M.A. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Scott for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

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.

Written by S.H. on Mar 02, 2020 after counseling with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

He has been amazing!!

Written by A.M. on Feb 12, 2020 after counseling with Scott for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

An amazing counsellor. I can see progress without even realizing it’s really happen. I’m blessed to have found Dr. Butler.

Written by H.E. on Jan 28, 2020 after counseling with Scott for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written by N.I. on Dec 02, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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.

Written by V.A. on Sep 09, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders

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.

Written by N.A. on Aug 21, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

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.

Written by C.A. on Aug 16, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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.

Written by S.H. on Aug 08, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Scott is professional, knowledgeable, and qualified to help you.

Written by C.H. on Jul 12, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by D.R. on Jul 09, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Excellent therapist.

Written by R.A. on Jul 08, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by A.N. on May 26, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

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.

Written by J.O. on May 11, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

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.

Written by R.E. on May 07, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by C.H. on Mar 29, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, and relationship issues

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.

Written by A.N. on Jan 23, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by T.A. on Jan 18, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Dr. Butler is understanding and a great listener!

Written by A.N. on Jan 07, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Very helpful and caring. Thank you!

Written by A.D. on Jan 07, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by G.O. on Jan 06, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, and career difficulties

He is a patient listener. I feel he is very much professional.

Written by B.E. on Dec 18, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 1 month

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.

Written by S.H. on Dec 15, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Very responsive and kind. Great therapist.

Written by K.R. on Dec 07, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by C.H. on Dec 04, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by A.Y. on Nov 12, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written by A.S. on Nov 04, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Very helpful and straightforward. Tells me exactly how it is.

Written by C.O. on Oct 20, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by S.H. on Oct 09, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 3 weeks

Dr. Butler is very experienced and professional counselor. He has been able to help me very quickly.

Written by C.L. on Oct 09, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by T.A. on Oct 08, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

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.

Written by K.A. on Oct 01, 2018 after counseling with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

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.