Teresa Scott

About Me

I am Teresa Scott, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #97228 with over 6 years of clinical experience as a therapist with diverse populations and highly educated clients.

I hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Eisner Institute for Professional Studies, Master's in Fine Arts from San Francisco Art Institute and Bachelors from UC Davis. I am a member of CAMFT, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as IEDTA (International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association). Certified completion of Core Training in 3-year ISTDP (Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy) program with Dr. John Rathauser and Dr. David Wolff.

My goal is to provide the highest quality psychotherapy to my clients emphasizing adherence to established legal and ethical standards, creating an atmosphere of safety and comfort, and developing a strong therapeutic alliance.

My specialty is short term therapy for adults utilizing ISTDP, an active form of therapy where the therapist assists the client in uncovering the blocks to their full potential by focusing on feeling, anxiety and defenses and healing blocks to relationships and intimacy. My approach is clinically grounded and client centered; my work focuses on helping clients heal personal struggles and improve their sense of inner strength and find meaning in their lives.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services

I work with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, addiction, codependency and stress from relationships, family or work settings, as well as major life transitions. My methods and training create a safe and supportive environment to address life challenges.

Treatment is individualized based on a client's needs. I offer a variety of therapy techniques, including Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, ISTDP, Mindfulness training, and Guided Imagery.

My work, helps young people, adults, couples and families, explore and work through habitual patterns or an unexpected crisis.

I offer free, confidential, no-obligation phone consultation with prospective clients.

I take some insurance and fees may be paid via check, credit/debit card, or cash.


Please call or email for a free phone consultation