Dr. Scott Menasco is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who achieved his doctorate in Transformative Studies with a special emphasis on Buddhist philosophy and the concept of mental health. He specializes in working with 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.
He takes pride in his ability to foster a genuine, warm connection with each of his clients. He does not subscribe to one-size-fits-all approach to therapy and uses both directive and non-directive approaches depending on the client and situation.
Additionally, Scott has training in a variety of therapy methods including hypnosis, 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.
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
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
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Self-doubt - Exploring how self-doubt shows up in one’s life and the origins of this self-doubt; training oneself in self-esteem and confidence
Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
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