Scott Fletcher

LMFT

Scott Fletcher

LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapy - T1809
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $150 for 55 minute individual therapy session
Free phone consultation
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

2705 E Burnside St
Suite 206
Portland, Oregon 97214

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My Approach to Helping

Do you worry constantly, have a persistent fear of failure or judgement and feel on edge with just about anything? Feeling like you’re not good enough, not living the life you want to live, or that you’ve lost touch with the things that bring you happiness with little hope that you can live life in a fulfilling way? Have you had a traumatic experience that left you feeling disconnected and having a hard time trusting people, with the need to protect and numb yourself? These things can impact our physical and mental wellbeing, keep us up at night, make us feel disconnected from the people closest to us and reduce our ability to achieve what we want in life.

I may be able to help. I have experience guiding people with these concerns to make meaningful changes to increase their satisfaction with life. A sense of safety, confidence, hope, fulfillment and loving connections with your important people is what I work to achieve with you and it can be done. Research shows that 75% of people experience positive results after seeing a therapist.

One of the most important predictors of positive outcomes in therapy is the therapeutic alliance, or the partnership between therapist and client. Therapeutic alliance means shared decision-making, mutual respect, non-judgement, empathy and understanding in the therapy room. I focus heavily on these elements so we can work smarter and not harder and to create an alliance that produces the results you want in therapy.

More Info About My Practice

I am a firm believer that people possess incredible strengths and resources and that it is my job as a therapist to advocate for individuals and families and to help them creatively explore, access and develop these natural talents. I approach therapy from a person-centered perspective with an emphasis on social justice, values, respect, creativity and client agency.

I assume that each person is the expert when it comes to their experience and my role is to help them gain insight into their own thoughts, feelings, desires, behaviors and goals. I take the role of experienced guide, pointing out things that might be helpful in achieving your goals, instead of the directive expert teacher who tells you what you ought to be doing.

My Guiding Ethical Principles

Much of my work is inspired by Carl Rogers and his Person-Centered Therapy approach which emphasizes validation, acceptance and unconditional positive regard for people. My work also includes Mindfulness, Somatic and body-centered relaxation approaches, Attachment Theory, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused interventions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative Exposure Therapy for the treatment of trauma and Gottman Method Couples and Relationship Therapy.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Groups I Work With

    Anxiety, fears, phobias, and panic attacks, Depression, unhappiness and feeling stuck in life, Emotional awareness and expressive communication to improve quality of relationships, Various trauma including physical, sexual, emotional, relational and family of origin abuse, Young adults or teens looking to build independence and confidence in self-identity, Psychedelic integration or processing of recent profound psychedelic experiences, ADHD or challenges with feeling as productive and focused as you’d like to be, I am an LGBT+ ally and advocate for the marginalized, Anger and frustration in relationships, Navigating Life transitions, Grief, loss and mourning

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Psychedelic and Altered State Integration Therapy
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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