Carissa Scott, Ph.D.

Carissa Scott, Ph.D.

Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Psychologist
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 22121
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3500 Oak Lawn Ave.
Ste. 230
Dallas, Texas 75219
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Fees: $175 for 50 minute session of individual psychotherapy

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My approach to therapy is both practical and deep. I am especially interested and skilled in collaborative and insightful approaches to treatment, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy.

Email or Call Carissa Scott, Ph.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22121

More Info About My Practice

I provide individual and couples therapy to adolescents (ages 12 and up) and adults.

The private pay fee per session is $175. For those who prefer to use their insurance, I am an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield. I also provide an invoice of services that can be submitted to other insurances carriers as an out-of-network provider. Additionally, I offer sliding scale fees that can be negotiated with clients based on their current financial situation.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Indivudal psychotherapy issues in which I specialize include:
eating disorders
LGBTQ issues
bipolar I & II
loss and grief
relationship issues
stress & coping

Couples seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons. They often find themselves entrenched in painful, maladaptive patterns of communicating and relating to each other. The issues listed below, as well as many others, are common reasons for seeking treatment:
communication problems
disagreement regarding sex/frequency
contemplating divorce/break up
financial stress
avoidance and withdrawal
adjustment to changes in the family
problematic relationship dynamics

My Role as a Therapist

My primary role as a therapist is to provide a safe, reliable, and caring environment in which you, the client, have the freedom to explore your internal experience as we work together to accomplish your goals. My hope is to work collaboratively to develop an understanding of who you are, what is most important to you, and how your past experiences may be playing a role in your current difficulties.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

In my opinion, the most important factor in choosing a therapist is goodness of fit. This idea reflects one's level of comfort with the therapist and a general feeling that you are heard and safe.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

The duration and frequency of psychotherapy depends on a variety of factors, such as: presenting issues, severity and history of symptoms, the client's goals, other stressors outside of therapy, etc. I typically meet with individuals once or twice a week, dependent upon client need and personal preference. While some individuals may experience relief and improvement after only a few sessions, others may choose to participate in psychotherapy for a longer period of time. The decision to continue psychotherapy may be reflective of the quantity/severity of one's symptoms; however, many others experience symptom resolution and choose to continue the process to develop new insights and a better understanding of themselves and others.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic

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