I am a LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) currently licensed in Florida. I have 5 years experience in this capacity, as well as 24 years as a para-professional providing crisis response services (CISM, Peer Support) to First Responders (I am a retired Law Enforcement Officer with 28 years of experience). In addition to my first responder work, I have also had the pleasure of providing counseling services to many of the same people that I had arrested. I mention this because it is not where you've been or where you're at, but where you want to be. I value the person.
I have worked with clients over trauma issues, anxiety, depression, coping, existential/quality of life concerns, etc. I take an integrative approach to counseling, adjusting to best serve the client's needs. I am direct and factual in my approach with clients, as I don't believe in ambiguity or leaving someone guessing. That being said, effective counseling also requires warmth, caring and support. I find that a sprinkling of appropriate humor helps to facilitate the process, but most of all, sincerity is the key to a successful collaborative experience.
I bring a lot of life experience to counseling, especially trauma/crisis issues for First Responders. I do not just talk the talk, I have walked the walk.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH19456
Scott is a awesome therapist. He listens and give excellent advise. One thing I like he let me participate in the therapy and it is not one sided. He is a gift from god.
Written on Nov 05, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Scott was very helpful.
Written on Oct 05, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem
Scott showed me it's my reality and I'm in charge of it and my mind. I can't thank him enough!
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
A total game changer of a person. My mindfulness has never been better. A compassionate listener whose post session notes are super useful in reinforcing lessons.
Written on Aug 25, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, and coping with life changes
Proactive without being pushy, also understanding of backsliding without making one feel guilty about it.
Written on Aug 23, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd
He truly changed my life for the better
Written on Jul 18, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem