Scott Fletcher

Scott Fletcher (He/Him)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA

I help improve satisfaction in life and relationships by reducing symptoms that get you stuck and increasing confidence in self expression.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-388-9475

2705 E Burnside St #206

Portland, 97214

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $150-$175

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2016

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

Do you worry constantly, have a persistent fear of failure or judgement and always feel on edge? Feeling like you’re not good enough, not living the life you want to live, or that you’ve lost touch with the things that bring you fulfillment. Have little hope that you can live life in a fulfilling way? Have you had a traumatic experience that left you feeling disconnected and having a hard time trusting people, with the need to protect and numb yourself? If so, I may be able to help.

My Approach to Helping

I am a believer that people possess incredible strengths and resources and that it is my job as a therapist to help folks creatively explore and access these natural talents. I assume that each person is the expert when it comes to their experience and my role is to help them gain insight into their own thoughts, feelings, desires, behaviors and goals. I take the role of experienced guide, pointing out things that might be helpful in achieving your goals, instead of the directive expert teacher who tells you what you ought to be doing. I have experience guiding people to make meaningful changes to increase their satisfaction with life. People I work with often report increased ability to recognize and respond more skillfully to life’s stresses. A sense of confidence, contentment, hope, fulfillment, safety and stronger connections with your important people is what I work to achieve with you.

More About the People I Treat

Some of the areas that I have experience in helping: - Anxiety, fears, phobias, and panic attacks - Depression, unhappiness and feeling stuck in life - Emotional awareness and expressive communication to improve quality of relationships - Various trauma including physical, sexual, emotional, relational and family of origin abuse - Young adults or teens looking to build independence and confidence in self-identity - Psychedelic integration or processing of recent profound psychedelic experiences - ADHD or challenges with feeling as productive and focused as you’d like to be - I am an LGBT+ ally and advocate for the marginalized -Men wanting to improve their relationships - Anger and frustration in relationships - Navigating Life transitions - Grief, loss and mourning

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Humanistic  External link
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) External link

    I use Internal Family Systems (IFS) for the treatment of trauma.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    My therapy includes evidence-based mindfulness techniques to help treat a wide array of stressors

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    I have years of experience using this evidence-based approach to help people reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety and to break negative thought patterns.

  • Gottman Method External link

    I completed level 1 training in Gottman Method for treating relationship issues. The Gottman method helps people communicate more effectively and strengthen overall relationship dynamics.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Anxiety External link

    Over the years, I have helped many clients who are struggling with anxiety. I help people to understand their triggers so they can develop new perspectives that reduce the impacts of stress inducing situations. I use evidence-based mindfulness approaches to help people manage and reduce the physical symptoms that come with anxiety. Over time, confidence in ability to understand, reframe and reduce intensity of anxiety symptoms is gained.

  • Depression External link

    Depression can be overwhelming and leave people feeling hopeless that they will ever be able to live a fulfilling life. My experience working with people experiencing depression has given me tools to help people reconnect with the people and activities that bring interest back to life. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and relational therapy approaches to help people increase their ability to identify goals and make changes to achieve the things that bring satisfaction

  • PTSD External link

    I use Narrative Exposure Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Neurobiology to help people gain a sense of grounding and safety after traumatic experiences. Whether major life threatening incidents or painful emotional and relationship wounds, trauma can impact a person's ability to navigate life. I help people process and heal the emotional wounds in a safe space. You can also develop the tools to help cope with painful memories and begin to live a full life despite these experiences.

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