Dr. Scott Lovaas

(M.Div, LCSW, PhD)
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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 40 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

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 Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Lovaas, or Scott as he likes to be called, is friendly, understanding, and helpful. He has a great sense of humor, and is easy to talk to.

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 B.E. on Apr 16, 2021 after therapy with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Lovaas (Scott as ge prefers to be called) is a wonderful counselor! He listens well, reads all my entries and is able to synthesize my often scattered thoughts into themes and meaningful reflections. He is warm and counsels from a place of kindness and compassion. He seems to really "get me" which I have found challenging to encounter with previous counselors (outside of Better Help). He truly seems to care and offers meaningful insights, asks thought provoking questions, and gives you the real deal (e.g. tells me what's normal when needed, refocuses me when I'm second guessing myself and my intuition) which I appreciate. Scott takes a holistic approach to his counseling, drawing from diverse paths of study from divinity to yoga. He's amazing and has helped me work through a really tough time with work anxiety. Thank you Scott!

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