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Chris Scott, LCSW

As a licensed clinical social worker, Chris practices therapy with an emphasis on strengths and talents, rather than deficits and weaknesses. He holds an open-minded perspective, and he values the opportunity to help you discover your own ways of knowing yourself and what’s important to you.

Trust is fundamental to successful therapy work, and Chris understands that being vulnerable can require its own act of bravery. Chris draws from the humanistic tradition of therapy practice, and he strives to provide a safe and authentic relationship that can support you in doing the work of healing and growing.

Chris has provided counseling services in Lane County since 2010, through both crisis intervention and individual therapy practices. His training includes the completion of a Master of Social Work program at Portland State University, and a bachelors degree in psychology from California State University, Northridge. He builds on a background in nonviolent communication training, as well as ongoing community mental health work.

Chris enjoys helping people with a wide range of issues. He is particularly interested in the adaptive features of conditions like anxiety and depression; as well as the ways in which acceptance and mindfulness skills can be utilized to treat these difficulties. He also finds value in assisting people with grief, trauma, and bipolar disorder.

When he is not working, Chris enjoys reading fiction and spending time with his partner.

Options Counseling and Family Services, 2016-Present

Center for Family Development, 2015-2016

South Lane Mental Health, 2014-2015

White Bird Clinic, 2010-2018

Portland State University: Master of Social Work

California State University, Northridge: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology