Scott Menasco, Therapist in California — Zencare
Scott  Menasco
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Scott Menasco

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT PhD
California Waitlist Online
Updated January 25, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Self-esteem
  • Codependency
  • Life transitions
  • Men's health
  • Substance abuse

Professional statement

Dr. Scott Menasco is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based out of Novato, CA. He specializes in working with adolescents and adults experiencing difficulties with life transitions, depression, and low self-esteem. Furthermore, Scott has done extensive research in the field of contemporary spirituality and has experience working with clients who have had challenging experiences related to their religious upbringings. He supports folks in reclaiming their spirituality in a way that is psychologically and experientially informed.

Dr. Menasco loves to provide collaborative and strengths-based therapy to individuals and families. He takes pride in his ability to foster a genuine, warm connection with each of his clients. He has found that clients respond best to a therapeutic relationship that includes teamwork, creative problem solving, and gentle guidance.

Additionally, Scott has training in a variety of therapy methods that may be utilized by both adult and teen clients, including play therapy, sandplay, art therapy, iRest guided meditation, ACT, treatment of addictions, 12-step, inner-child work, recovery from shame, and codependency. As the therapy progresses Scott talks with each individual client about which approach the client feels is most helpful.

Message to clients

My number one goal as your therapist is to be on your team. Together, we will explore your feelings, thoughts, and conflicts in a safe, warm, and welcoming environment. We will discover your unique strengths and you will begin to see how these strengths can be great allies on your path of growth.

When clients come in to see me I try to give them three things: a sense of confidence in the therapeutic process or how therapy can help their situation, a sense of ease with myself as a therapist, and the landscape for what therapy with me will look like. Some clients respond well to different approaches in therapy, so I continually evaluate how therapy is going for each client both by monitoring their progress on their therapy and discussing their experience of the therapeutic process.

Through meeting with me regularly, I am very confident that you can develop a greater sense of ease in your life.

I would be so glad to meet you and discuss how therapy can help your unique situation. Please reach out and we can set up a free phone consultation!


Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 10am-6pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri by appointment only
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Private Practice, Marriage and Family Therapist, 2020 - Present
Center For Psychotherapy, Marriage and Family Therapist, 2017 - 2020
Butte County Behavioral Health, Behavioral Health Clinician, 2016 - 2017
California Institute of Integral Studies, Teacher's Assistant, 2015 - 2016
Center For Creative Growth, Intern/Trainee Therapist, 2012 - 2014

California Institute of Integral Studies, Doctorate in Transformative Studies, 2021
California Institute of Integra Studies, Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, 2013


California: 111342