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Dr. Scott Lovaas, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Career difficulties Coping with life changes Coaching
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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 80 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.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Career difficulties Coping with life changes Coaching

Additional areas of focus: 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, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

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License information

CO LCSW CSW.09923682

VA LCSW 0904011371


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.

Dr. Lovaas has made my experience with therapy such a great experience. We've met 4 times so far and i dont plan on stopping any time soon. His guidance and thoughtful responses are very appreciated.

Written on Jun 23, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Excellent therapist! Wise and uses holistic approaches to address complex interwoven emotional challenges. Kind and thoughtful approach. He's the best!

Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Lovaas is skilled at viewing issues from different angles….pragmatic, emotional, spiritual, psychological, relational, etc. He is an excellent listener, often providing interesting, outside resources and important food for thought.

Written on Feb 25, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 2 months on issues concerning depression, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Insightful, empathetic, humorous.

Written on Feb 05, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 2 months

I just started with Dr. Lovaas but I really like him so far. Seems down to earth and that he cares.

Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I recommend considering Dr. Lovaas. I appreciate that he is willing to give his perspective and also advice. I think that is very helpful rather than him just listening. I feel like he is a kind person and truly cares.

Written on Dec 30, 2022 after therapy with Scott for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse