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Scott Wetherhold, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

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.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

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

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Scott Wetherhold. 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.

Scott is a caring and comprehensive therapist. He has helped me with many things I have been holding in for so long. I am in such a better place from my work with Scott!! Recommend with the highest of praise possible!! Thank you to Scott and BetterHelp for this needed and important service you provide!

Written on Jun 08, 2024 after therapy with Scott for 8 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Dr Scott is a great doctor and resource and happy to be working with him.

Written on Jun 03, 2024 after therapy with Scott for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Scott is a caring individual with a logical, common sense approach to my problem. He has gone "outside the box" in finding a solution for me. I will use him again if I ever need counseling.

Written on May 15, 2024 after therapy with Scott for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Scott is the best therapist I could ask for. I was having trouble navigating traumatic areas of my life that I never understood how to do until I started working with him. He has experience in many different areas and his background helps him relate to atypical lifestyles. He’s empathetic but will also use science to tell you what’s going on in your brain and why you’re having trouble, which I love. He has not only helped me personally but also my marriage and my family. I’m abundantly grateful for Scott and his continued willingness to serve others in this capacity. Thanks Scott!

Written on May 04, 2024 after therapy with Scott for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Scott has been a wonderful therapist. Direct when needed, explaining ideas and theory when needed, and always kind and caring. I e appreciated greatly feeling like I have someone to help as I seek to grow as a person and navigate life’s challenges.

Written on Mar 30, 2024 after therapy with Scott for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Scott is a great therapist and he’s helped me with finding tools to manage my stress depression and paranoia

Written on Mar 01, 2024 after therapy with Scott for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fati