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Dr. Scott Butler, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Intimacy-related issues Depression Coping with life changes
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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 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.

Professional experience

22yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

License information

AR LPC P1902019

LA LPC 6197


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Scott Butler. 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.

Dr. Butler is a very caring and smart man. I enjoy our weekly sessions and he always helps me get to the root of issues going on.
Can’t thank him enough and look forward to continued help.

Written on May 15, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Dr Butler just gets it man. He’s awesome

Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Scott is the real deal. Gets you in and gets you out. He’s not there to pat you on the back and tell you what you want to hear. He’s there to be very, very real with you and ultimately teach you how to be a better version of yourself.

Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Butler offered me exactly the kind of therapy I wanted. Personally, I wanted someone who was direct with me and didn’t beat around the bush. The great thing is, we can talk about deep present feelings if we need to, the past and it’s effect on me, and the future, my goals and who and where I want to be in life. His expertise is broad and can handle a variety of issues.

Written on Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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.

Written on Dec 03, 2022 after therapy with Scott for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Scott for 4 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties