Jessie ScottLMHC

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If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

I wish that people knew that therapy is not how it is portrayed on television. Many movies and shows make fun of or mock the therapy field, usually by making therapists look and sound like they are flighty. The truth is I am just like my clients, and I treat them as the equals that they are. Therapy sessions are what the client makes them - after all, it is their time to express themselves and talk about anything they need to without bias, judgment, or fear.

How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?

If a person is seeing me for therapy and they bring up another issue I am not proficient in treating I will refer them to someone who can help with those issues. An example would be if someone revealed that they had an eating disorder such as anorexia; I am not specially trained to work on this diagnosis and if I tried it would not be ethical. I collaborate with other providers to make sure that my clients receive the best care possible!

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

I ask my client to tell me what they want to work towards, and then we develop steps to get to that goal. So if the goal is to reduce worry, then the first step would be identifying the things or events that cause the worry. Then, together we explore ways to cope with each situation, which reduces the worry.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Bipolar disorder

Communication issues

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Careers

Loss/Grief

Academic challenges

Addiction

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Aging related concerns

Anger management

Attachment issues

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Attachment-Based Therapy

Bibliotherapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Licensure

FL, LMHC, MH15114

Education

Master of Arts, Mental Health Counseling, Webster University

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Columbia College

Location

FL