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 has a diverse background providing therapeutic services in group, school, in-home, and out-patient settings. Scott works with client’s experiencing: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disturbances, adjustment reactions, relationship and marital problems. A strong emphasis in Scott’s clinical work has been treating clients with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) in an out-patient setting while collaborating with a multi-disciplinary staff of therapists, psychologists, and psychiatric providers. For the past five years Scott has facilitated Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills training groups, 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. Scott’s clinical passion is working with couples providing relationship counseling, enrichment, and marital therapy regarding a wide range of problems. 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 include: 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 (mind, will and emotions), and physical body, all three of which need nurturance if they are to prosper.