Welcome! My name is Scott, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker here at Stenzel Clinical Services. Seeking help can be an incredibly daunting and intimidating task, and even harder when that help is with something personal. I want to take a moment and commend you on your choice and decision to seek therapy. I take a strength-based approach, which means that we take your previous successes and both adapt and build upon them to the present challenges. Everyone’s journey towards ‘growth or healing’ looks different, but I aim to create an environment for you to feel heard and be authentic with both who you are and who you want to be.
I received my master’s degree in social work from Aurora University and hold a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor license. My career has been wide and varied which includes addiction and mental health for adults and adolescents in residential and outpatient settings. While I say my focus has been addiction, the term is quite encompassing of many other issues. This includes working with trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, as well as acute mental health conditions, such as psychosis.
Outside of therapeutic work, I enjoy spending time with family, spoiling my two terrible dogs, and cooking.