"Scott is the consummate professional. He successfully combines his
extensive knowledge of psychopathology and addiction to achieve
highly effective therapeutic approaches."
--Alan Eskenazi, Senior Associate Executive Director - Dept. of Psychiatry at Woodhull Hospital
and Former Chief Executive Officer at Holliswood Hospital
Scott integrates a treatment approach that is client-friendly and effective. Each patient is encouraged to assume a proactive role in the development of his or her own personalized treatment plan.
Scott's therapeutic approach strives to remain innovative, insight-oriented, and non-judgmental. Clients are treated with compassion and respect. In this manner, they are encouraged to discuss their feelings, concerns, goals and readiness for change.
The client can then develop a trusting relationship with their therapist so that transformation and healing can begin.
"Scott is extremely skilled at treating individuals with mental illness
or substance use disorders, and he is very skilled in assessing and treating
persons with co-occurring disorders.
Further, he has expertise in such key areas as training, crisis intervention,
and solution-focused therapies, as well as group work.
I am pleased to recommend him."
--Dr. John Kastan, Chief Program Officer at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services,
Former Vice President, Behavioral Health at Saint Vincent's Hospital,
President, Board Member of Directors at NYS Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
A key element in his approach is that he integrates empowerment techniques into mental health counseling to optimize treatment outcomes, wellness, and client engagement. (*See Personal Empowerment.)
Scott's clinical work utilizes engagement and intervention techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, Talk Therapy, Behavior Modification, Self-reconditioning, Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Medication-Assisted Treatment, Schema Therapy and Object Relations Theory. Again, he integrates empowerment techniques into mental health counseling to optimize treatment outcomes, wellness, and client engagement.