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.
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
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
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
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.
Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health
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Years of Experience: 9 years
Self- Legacy Psychotherapy, 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