I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor licensed in Florida with over 8 years of experience working as a mental health and behavioral therapist. I am 37 years old and graduated with a masters in rehabilitation and mental health counseling from the University of South Florida.
I am caring, straight-forward and doing this job because I love what I do and believe in the therapeutic process as it has helped me. I would like to believe that the people I work with know they are in good hands, working with a real human being and not someone that is just "going through the motions."
I have worked with clients with a wide range of challenges including relationship problems, difficulty getting along with other people, severe physical, emotional and sexual trauma, anger management difficulties, severe family disturbances, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress management and poor decision making. I have a great deal of experience working with parenting for teenagers and adolescents. I have worked with single parents, married couples, adoptive parents and grandparents raising their grandchildren. I have a great deal of experience working with the families of people with mental health problems.
My counseling style has a cognitive-behavioral approach which focuses on how events connect with thoughts, feelings and ultimately, decisions. I am solution focused, which includes utilizing one's strengths to get the best possible outcomes. Yes, I listen, but I also teach skills, provide activities to practice skills and provide material for my clients to help retain information and carry it forward with them. I can be respectfully confrontational as needed to help break through obstacles. I promote a healthy, balanced lifestyle and assist with achieving that. I heavily focus on accepting responsibility for the things that occur and attempt to re-train the brain to "auto-correct" when we catch ourselves looking outward for why things are happening to us. Most importantly, I try to create a strong, connected and trusting bond with the people I work with.
I believe that we all have the strength within to improve in any area that we wish to improve in. I believe that we are all valuable and worthwhile. I believe that I can help you on your journey.
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LMHC #MH 12908 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
Scott has been with me for over a year, he has taught me so many ways to cope with life. He actually listens and shows compassion, I am grateful for him and that he took me from being broken and piecing me back together
Scott goes above and beyond to help me, support me emotionally and to educate me about many issues related to my issues/problems.
Scott is down to earth, professional, and compassionate. I would recommend him to anyone.
Scott made me feel really comfortable about talking to him about anything and he does not sugar coat anything. I highly recommend him if you are looking for someone to push you to be great but also respects you, if you would like to change pace.
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A truly amazing, caring, and understanding person with incredible expertise. I would recommend his services to anyone.
I’m grateful for being matched with Dr. Cypress, he is attentive, compassionate and effective.