I'm an older, more conservative therapist. My first experience in the field was with the Army as a Behavioral Science Specialist in 1984. I have worked in Community Mental Health, Psychiatric Hospitals, private practice, and most recently service mostly active duty Air Force at Nellis and Creech Air Force base. I'm well trained and experienced working with trauma, depression, and anxiety. I can help with problem solving, anger management, and other issues. I am experienced treating people with very serious conditions, and, highly functional people that have hit a rough spot. Counseling does not have to be heavy, serious and intimidating. Under the right circumstances, we can both find humor in a situation and release tension with laughter instead of tears.
For the new client, you may have a better experience and have your expectations met if you have an idea what you want out of therapy. With my experience on this site, I have some observations. Some of you very much enjoy the convenience of this platform. And, however you choose to receive counseling, teleconference, phone, or chat, that is what you will get. There are some that enjoy the almost complete anonymity of the internet platform. There are some that are interested in an assessment, diagnosis, and consultation or treatment recommendations based on the diagnosis. There are some that very much want a good listener. If you let me know what you want, I'll lock in. If you change your mind about what you want, I'll be flexible. If you want short-term counseling, let me know the number of sessions, and we'll get as much done as we can. If therapy is going to be a part of your long-term growth, let me know that as well. Of course, there is the possibility that you just want to sample therapy to see what it's all about. I think that's great!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Expats, Family Problems, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Scott underwood has been a major help in my life and has given me good advice along with mantras that help my mental health
Written on Jul 23, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes
Scott was concise, up front, knowledgeable, and was able to help me work through what was on my mind quickly.
Written on Jul 03, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd
Scott is awesome!
Written on May 31, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Scott is very friendly and understanding. I enjoy chatting to him.
Written on May 30, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and bipolar disorder
Scott Underwood is a good listener and offers good feedback.I have appreciated his recommendations and his work with me.
Written on Apr 18, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Written on Apr 12, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd