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Scott Menasco

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Self-esteem- Life transitions-Perfectionism-Self-doubt-Life purpose & meaning- Depression-

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Professional statement

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. Early in his career, Dr. Scott intensively trained in a program dedicated to recovery from Toxic Shame, Codependency, and Inner Child work.

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 depth 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. He understands psychology from a systems-perspective and generates interventions that are both practical and foster insight over time.

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. Client's respond 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 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!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

Private Practice, Marriage and Family Therapist
Center For Psychotherapy, Marriage and Family Therapist
Butte County Behavioral Health, Behavioral Health Clinician
California Institute of Integral Studies, Teacher's Assistant
Center For Creative Growth, Intern/Trainee Therapist

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


California: 111342 - Arizona: LMFT-15942




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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna (in-network in CA, AZ)
  • Meritain Health (in-network in CA)
  • Optum (in-network in CA)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in CA)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in CA)
  • UMR (in-network in CA)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in CA)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$185 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$160 - $185
  • Initial session:$185 (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

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.