Nicholas C. Scull, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Nicholas C. Scull, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Professions: Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Psychologist - PS01188 (RI)
Secondary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - CW016512 (PA)
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I believe that almost anyone can benefit from counseling/therapy so long as there is a strong, trusting, supportive, and private relationships between the therapist and client. I make every effort to meet clients where they are and tailor the therapy to peoples' individual needs. I like therapy to be collaborative and I try to empower my clients to make decisions that they think are best for their lives.

The first couple sessions are usually spent getting to know one another and developing a deeper understanding of concern. Together, we will then develop a plan to resolve the problem and/or learn individual skills to cope.

Counseling with me is very discreet and highly confidential. As one of the few licensed psychologists and clinical social workers in Kuwait, all of my work strictly adheres to the ethics codes of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of Social Workers.

Email or Call Nicholas C. Scull, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. at 2572-0338

More Info About My Practice

I am a licensed psychologist in Rhode Island and a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania. I earned my doctorate in counseling psychology with a minor in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a masters degree in clinical social work from Bryn Mawr College. I currently work as the Clinical Director of the Psychological Services Department at Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute and I am an Adjunct Professor at American University of Kuwait (AUK).

I completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). There, I received specialized training in psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and psychoeducational assessment for ADHD and learning differences. I have also received specialized postgraduate training in couples/marital counseling from the renowned Gottman Relationship Institute, the foremost leaders in couples research and therapy. I have more than 13 years of clinical experience working in range of settings including UCLA, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Swarthmore College, and public elementary, middle, high and charter schools, and community mental health centers.

I have numerous awards, publications, and professional presentations to my credit. I am an editorial reviewer for the International Journal of Peace and Development Studies (IJPDS) and International Perspectives in Psychology: Theory, Research, and Consultation, a scholarly journal published by the American Psychological Association (APA).

I am an active member in several professional organizations. I am the current President of the Middle East Psychological Association (MEPA) and a member of the American Psychological Association (APA). I am also a member of the APA?s Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) and Division 52 (International Psychology).

The first step is to call me (2572-0338) or email me and we can arrange an in-person consultation to assess the problem, provide preliminary recommendations, and answer any questions.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Research has proven that about 85% of people who enter therapy report improvement in their symptoms and daily functioning. After therapy, people often report greater life satisfaction, fewer health problems, and more satisfying relationships. Some people report improvement in just a few sessions while other concerns may need longer.

How does therapy work?
Most sessions are about 50 minutes long. Some people come in for brief treatment lasting just 6-10 sessions, while others prefer longer depending on the client and the nature of their concern. Therapy is very private, discrete, and confidential. Generally, most people find it helpful to have a supportive place to talk privately about common difficulties in life. People typically develop skills and tools to cope or overcome their concerns.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I am the Clinical Director of the Psychological Services Department at Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute. Our clinic has an extremely professional and expert staff of clinicians and we are therefore able to treat a broad range of concerns. All clinical services are offered in Arabic and English.

    Our clinic specializes in individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults to address a range of concerns includng behavioral problems, academic problems, problems with low mood, anxiety/worry, relationship problems, family problems, and eating concerns. We are also well-qualified for marriage/couples counseling and family counseling.

    Our clinic also specializes in educational psychology and psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. Using the latest testing instruments, we do not just identify areas of weakness but are instead focused on individuals' strengths. All assessments are also focused on interventions and determining concrete recommendations to improve the problem.

    We test for the following concerns:
    -Intelligence and cognitive assessments (WISC-IV)
    -Academic ability (WIAT-III)
    -Attention and concentration problems (ADHD)
    -Learning disabilities including reading, writing, and math disabilities
    -Developmental disabilities including Autism and Asperger's
    -Dementia and geriatric concerns
    -Specific diagnostic concerns including depression, anxiety, social anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, addictions, OCD, schizophrenia, childhood anxiety/depression, personality disorders, forgiveness, anger, and marital satisfaction and many others.

    Assessments will be tailored to the specific concerns of the client and will result in a very detailed report. The report will specifically address the reason for the referral and will provide detailed recommendations. Follow-up services are also available to help implement the treatment recommendations.

    All of our services, starting with the first email or phone call, are confidential and private.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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