Scott A. Paulson MS, LMFT – Scott obtained his Master of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Cloud State University. Scott is licensed by the Board of Marriage & Family Therapy in Minnesota to practice therapy with individuals, couples and family systems. Scott is also a board-approved clinical supervisor in the state of Minnesota
Scott has a diverse background having provided therapeutic services in group, school, in-home, and out-patient settings. Scott works with clients experiencing: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, adjustment reactions, relationship and marital problems. A strong emphasis in Scott’s clinical experience has also been treating clients with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) in an out-patient setting in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary staff of therapists, psychologists, and psychiatric providers. Scott has extensive experience providing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills training in a group setting. DBT is a treatment modality aimed at teaching behavioral interventions to help clients: become more self-aware, regulate their emotion, tolerate distress, and become more effective with interpersonal relationships. A primary therapeutic interest of Scott is working with couples providing relationship counseling, enrichment, and marital therapy. Scott values the process of building rapport with clients and the importance of education in his client’s growth and recovery. Scott works primarily with adults and his therapeutic approaches includes: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems. Scott values the role of faith and spirituality in the therapeutic process. Scott sees an individual as a three-part being: spirit, soul and body, all three of which need nurturance if they are to prosper.