Dr. Scott Lovaas

LCSW

About Me

Thanks for taking peek at my bio! My approach is wholistic--meaning I draw upon a variety of clinical theories. My first task to to provide deep listening in an effort to understand. I try and look at the whole picture and how the pieces all fit together for you and your context. I am direct, candid, and solution focused with kindness, curiosity and gratitude as my foundation.

A little about me: I have three advanced degrees in divinity, social work and media studies and I have worked in a wide variety of settings across 13 states. I also have five grown daughters. Wanderlust is in my blood--I have been fortunate to have travelled to over 48 countries, and always hoping there is more on the horizon. Additionally, I am a certified Laughing Yoga instructor--Ho, Ho, Ho, Ha, Ha. Innovation and creativity are in my wheelhouse. All these diverse experiences and education inform all that I do and who I am.

I would love to learn about you and talk about your journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #0904011371 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

LCSW #CSW.09923682 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

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

Written by B.E. on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Scott for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Lovaas has helped me through major life transitions this year from a career change to a new marriage and family adjustments. He's empowered me in ways that have transformed my life to focus on the important things--relationships and family and enjoying all life has to offer. He is a wonderful therapist and model of how to live life to the fullest. I am so grateful to have had his support and guidance.

Written by C.O. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Scott for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Outstanding, helpful, and professional.

Written by B.E. on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Scott for 6 months on issues concerning addictions, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Scott is awesome. He's down to earth, easy to talk with, but perceptive enough to help you figure out what's going on. He also does a phenomenal job of giving you small incremental and practical steps to take to make progress.

Written by E.R. on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Scott for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and intimacy-related issues

Scott is an understanding, kind, sympathetic, wise and helpful therapist who is helping me in a myriad of ways. He goes above and beyond the call by emailing me to ask about how I am or how things are going. I enthusiastically recommend him to anyone looking for help.

Written by K.E. on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Scott for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

He’s the man

Written by Y.O. on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Lovaas is amazing. Very thoughtful, direct and helpful in my healing process.

Written by J.E. on Jan 16, 2022 after therapy with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Lovaas is completely relatable and takes the time to understand any and all possible issues associated for a full picture of the issue to better help. I wish I had found him much sooner in my therapy journey!

Written by B.O. on Dec 16, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Lovaas! Scott has made a very strong impact on my life, supporting and teaching me through a hard time with health, past relationship trauma, and family issues. This is my first time going to therapy, and I've felt comfortable and understood. Scott actually cares. He's funny, empathetic, and he goes above and beyond for his clients.

Written by B.E. on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Thank you Dr. Lovaas.

Written by M.A. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and career difficulties

Very considerate

Written by C.O. on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Excellent in every way including listening and offering solutions.

Written by C.O. on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Scott Lovaas was exactly the type of person I needed to talk to. He was able to both productively challenge me on my views and help me get my life back in order.

Written by T.H. on May 28, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

Dr. Lovaas (M.Div, LCSW, PhD). is smart and articulate. He asks good questions and has projected me forward.

Written by J.O. on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Scott really listens and immediately calls me out on my bull***t which is exactly what I need 10/10

Written by S.H. on Apr 18, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and adhd

Extremely helpful.

Written by J.A. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Dr. Lovaas is helping my wife and I rebuild our marriage from the ground up. We've had many sessions together at this point and can highly recommend his care and support if you are struggling to do things on your own. We've also had one-on-one counseling and it has helped us both.

Written by B.E. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Lovaas is compassionate and understanding. He's straight forward and open minded.

Written by J.E. on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I really feel like Dr. Lovaas cares and he’s concerned about my well being.

Written by A.U. on Apr 11, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Dr. Scott has been very understanding the past few weeks with me and my anxiety issues. Hes helped me so much and has really helped throughout our sessions. I look forward to talking to him every week

Work with me!