My Approach to Helping
Through a solution-focused approach, I help clients create an action plan to remove roadblocks from their path to obtaining a more meaningful, well-balanced life. The focus is on solutions rather than problems, on strengths rather than weaknesses, and on skills and resources rather than deficits. I work with individuals, couples, families, and teens on behavioral and emotional issues including, depression, anxiety, infidelity and divorce recovery, grief, self-esteem, and parenting support.
Whether you are in need of serious help or just looking to strengthen from good to great in certain areas of your life, counseling services with my approach can go a long way to help you navigate life's ups and downs. If you or someone you know needs counseling support, I am here to help. My passion is partnering with clients to create a step-by-step plan with positive actions that can help you heal and recover, and bring a more meaningful, well-balanced life.
*Esther Scott is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Association of Christian Counselors, and The National Honor Society in Psychology. She also offers consulting services for individuals and businesses and works with city officials, and radio and TV networks on issues impacting the community.
More Info About My Practice
As a licensed professional counselor and certified life coach, I assist clients in overcoming negative thinking and reducing negative symptoms which may include:
-Anxiety and Depression
-Self-Esteem and Self-Worth
-Stress Management and Coping skills
-Life Transitions and Personal Growth
-Peer and Co-worker Relationships
My primary focus and expertise is relationship therapy for individuals and couples including:
-Dating difficulties and romantic concerns
-Infidelity and difficult break-ups
Specialized groups include:
-Strength and Resourcefulness Support Group
offers support and healing opportunities for individuals experiencing the loss of a loved one or someone who is impacted by divorce, separation, or broken relationships. This group offers coping skills for dealing with depression, stress, and anxiety.
-Doing Marriage Right
Whether you feel your marriage is at the end of the rope, you are struggling to get along, or you simply want to grow closer as a couple, Doing Marriage Right is for you. If you are looking to enrich your marriage, join us for our four-week marriage enrichment program focusing on the emotional, spiritual, physical, and financial health of your relationship.
-Understanding Your Child's Brain
This workshop helps parents learn about the psychological reasons for the changes their child experiences during their adolescent years and how to implement a positive action plan to help prepare their child to be an independent young adult.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Although everyone is different, a typical course of treatment at Positive Actions International can last six to twelve weeks and takes clients through four phases:
1) Intake and evaluation; building a relationship that provides hope.
2) Discovery and planning; focusing on the emotional, relational and spiritual areas of the client?s life, their thoughts about the problem and what concrete positive actions can be taken to improve their situation.
3) Training and building; developing the skills needed to better manage their situation.
4) Reflection and reinforcement; understanding how they have positively changed, emphasizing the new skills they have gained to help them live a more meaningful, well balanced life.