Kathryn Scott, MFT

Kathryn Scott, MFT

“Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life”.

by Mary Oliver



Kathy has been in private practice for over twenty years, and taught clinical skills for thirteen as an adjunct faculty member at Azusa Pacific University. Her work as a therapist came as a second career and thus her full life experiences richly contribute to her giftedness. Kathy has a warmth and vitality, which foster a sense of trust and safety, and she has an especially strong ability to connect with and understand her clients.

Her own spirituality aids her in believing in the goodness of each person with whom she works. She is open and lovingly curious about her clients and finds it deeply meaningful to journey with them through their difficulties into a place of healing and strength. Her style of therapy is interactive, listening carefully and giving feedback, engaging her clients to partner in the process. Yet while Kathy strives to be supportive and empowering, she is also able to help her clients confront issues, which hinder full and active lives.

Kathy is aware of and respectful of each person’s uniqueness and complexity. She believes in the human potential to heal from past wounds and use them as a lesson to grasp hold of the inner courage to create and choose a new path. Her training in EMDR and psychoanalytic therapy make her very effective in helping heal abuse and trauma of all kinds. In addition to doing therapy, she currently supervises two interns.

During Kathy’s twenty years of practice, she has successfully treated clients in a variety of areas including:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Loss of a spouse
  • Childhood abuse
  • Low self-esteem
  • Marriage issues
  • Parenting Issues

Because of her own personal experience, she has compassion and a heart for women who are widowed and experiencing deep losses.  As a result, she works well with:

  • Parenting issues
  • Single parenting
  • Step parenting
  • Blended families.

Kathy has expertise in other areas as well. Teaching and a love of children lead her into Special Education, involving her in the Special Olympics and physical education. She is a respected Women’s Retreat Leader and having spiritual direction training, she enjoys working with clients who desire to address faith issues. With her love of nature, she has lead groups using the outdoors as the therapeutic environment.  

SPECIALIZATIONS
  • EMDR Therapist: a form of therapy especially helpful in addressing current trauma and losses, childhood abuse, addictive problems, and self-esteem issues (See: emdria.org for more information). 
  • Certified Grief Recovery Specialist 
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Retreat Leader

EDUCATION

Azusa Pacific University:      M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy
Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis:     Certified in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Contact Kathy Directly

626.447.3288

kathyscottmft@icloud.com