Bio

Dr. Scott Anderson

Psy.D., C.Psych.,
Counseling Psychologist (Supervised Practice)

I believe the foundation of therapy rests upon expanding one’s insight and increasing one’s ability to respond in a more flexible manner based upon their environment. We all can get stuck in patterns of behavior that are not helpful and prevent us from moving forward in life.

I strive to create an environment where my clients feel safe, understood, and validated. An environment in which my clients can express the truth of their lived experience; the happy, sad, embarrassing, joyful, scary, anxious, and stressful times. Through a mindfulness lens in conjunction with other therapy approaches, I encourage my clients to explore their thoughts, bodily sensations, and changes in mood to identify patterns of behavior that may be keeping them from moving forward in their life. We can work together to identify these patterns and how to create new habits, behaviors, and thoughts that lead to a better life.

After completing his undergraduate studies in Psychology (and Kinesiology) at the University of Lethbridge and a Masters degree in sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Denver, Scott graduated with a Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) in Counseling Psychology from Springfield College (Springfield, Massachusetts) in 2021. Scott has four years of experience providing psychological treatment and assessment to children, adolescents, and adults, under the supervision of registered/licensed clinical psychologists. Across Denver Colorado, Springfield Massachusetts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Toronto, Ontario, Scott has gained experience working in a community mental health practice, psychiatric hospital, private practice, and a tier one trauma hospital. Scott has treated a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance abuse, panic disorder, and personality complexities. Furthermore, Scott has experience with complex factors that are experienced in life which can exacerbate mental health concerns such as grief, life transitions, relationship difficulties, and identity complexities. Scott has training conducting Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and two years of experience using neurofeedback as a treatment modality.

Scott’s background also includes treating a variety of uniform service members such as military personnel, firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and correctional officers. In addition, Scott has experience working with athletes who perform in different disciplines of sport with various skill levels.

Client Focus:

First responders, athletes, and adults.

Types of Therapy:

Mindfulness, Neurofeedback, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.

Issues:

Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Panic attacks, Substance use, Social Anxiety, Emotion Regulation, and Coping Skills.

More Than Just My Work:

I’m a dog lover who loves a good book and spending time outdoors. I also enjoy watching sports and attending live sporting events!

Free 20 min consultation