Therapist Profile

Name:
Susan P. Matthews Scott, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
303 Potrero Street, Suite 29-107 Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2759
Phone:
(831) 423-2445
License Number
LMFT14118
Practicing Since:
1979
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Susan has been in practice in Santa Cruz since 1979 working with adults, adolescents, children, couples and groups. Her philosophy is that all crises hold opportunity for growth.

Major life transitions are Susan’s specialty:
• Midlife transitions
• Marriage
• Birth or adoption
• Major illness
• Career change
• Divorce and separation
• Menopause
• Death and dying

Within the context of daily living there are times one is confronted with the Challenge of facing issues that stifle one’s happiness, relationships, and/or self-esteem:
• Self-defeating patterns
• Depression
• ADD/ADHD
• Eating Disorders
• Additions
• Post-traumatic Strees
• Anxiety
• Relationship and family dynamics
• Abuse issues

The psychotherapeutic techniques Susan uses to bring aliveness, depth, and connection to her work with clients are a unique blend of body, mind, and spirit:
• Mindfulness
• Cognitive Behavioral
• Transpersonal therapy
• Hypnotherapy
• Somatic therapies
• EMDR
• Life strategy
• Trauma recovery

About My Practice

Office Hours

Monday Through Friday By Appointment
Services
Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples, Families
Insurance
Call Office for Insurance Accepted, Health Net Insurance, MHN
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A., American Academy of Family Studies

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Anxiety
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Divorce/Dissolution
Eating Disorders
EMDR
Employment Issues
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Terminally Ill
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Intersubjective
Psychology
Somatic
Systems
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Hypnotherapy EMDR
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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