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.
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, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CO LCSW CSW.09923682
VA LCSW 0904011371
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
Dr Lovaa's is very good at listening and asking the right questions. He referred amazing videos and books to help !
Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Scott for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
I've come to Dr. Lovaas for guidance with anxiety/depression and intimacy issues. Through his compassion, knowledge and his holistic approach he has touched on many areas in my life and given me the wisdom and tools to lead a happy but more importantly purpose guided life. I can not recommend him enough.
Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Scott for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Dr.Lovaas has helped me get through some of the biggest hurdles in my life that I’ve struggled with for years!
Written on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with Scott for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes