Scott Menasco, Ph.D. (He/Him)

LMFT # 111342
Accepting Clients

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Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Novato, CA

About My Clients

Have you been wondering if you would benefit from talking with a therapist? Maybe you've had issues of chronic worry, depression, a recent life change or difficulty expressing yourself in your relationships. Perhaps you've been dealing with challenging behaviors of your child or teen. Therapy can help! I've worked with all of these issues and more, and I am confident that together we can work to help you develop more ease in yourself and your relationships.

My Background and Approach

Through my years of practicing therapy, I have come to believe both teens and adults respond best to therapy that is collaborative and strengths-based. What do these two forms of therapy imply? Therapy that is collaborative means a few things. First, I make it clear to my clients that my number one job is to support them, to be on their team. It is so important for the client to feel like the therapist is working with them, not simply telling a client what to do. Also, collaborative therapy means that we define what we are working on together, that the client has an active role in the therapy process. It is important that clients take ownership of their part in therapy because ultimately I want them to leave feeling empowered. Strengths-based means that while we recognize understanding the problem that brought us to therapy is important, we also want to include your strengths. I find that clients of all ages respond very well to having their strengths e highlighted in therapy

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

In my core, I believe the key to well-being and happiness lies within us. Since I was 20 years old I have explored themes in Buddhist thought and applied them to my life. Here happiness isn't something we can achieve in any material sense, rather it depends on our attitude and consideration for others. I believe everyone deserves to be treated with tolerance, and empathy. This is a constant practice! And I also believe that I am most happy when I see others as having unique strengths and resilience. It is a privilege to get to reflective my client's strengths to them!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $160/session


415-449-7953 Email Scott
200 Professional Center Drive
Suite 211
Novato, CA 94947

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