Lex Scott, LMFTA
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As a marriage and family therapist I believe who we are, the emotions we have, and the challenges we face are related to our relationships and experiences with others. I believe we all inherently deserve closeness, safety, compassion, and connection with ourselves and the people in our lives. Life can throw us curve balls and it can be hard to navigate after a trauma, loss, changing relationship, transition, or periods of anxiety/depression/self-destruction. These curveballs are often what lead us to seek relief and solutions.
Whatever reason you are choosing to pursue therapy at this time, know that this process is about finding the right fit and support to address your needs. It is a privilege to be on your team and to hear your story and experiences. Your session is a protected time and space to honor your experiences and to collaborate on next steps. Whatever has been weighing and burdening you, my hope is that you’ll let me carry it with you. When we feel supported and understood, we can start to dig into what is really going on and lead more mindful, connected, and authentic lives.
What research tells us is that clients are able to experience the most change and realization of goals when they feel connected to their therapist. Connection in my sessions is built by letting you set the pace, you share what you are comfortable with when you are ready. My room is a place of non-judgement, support, and humor. This connection allows for the client to be authentic, to take risks, and to feel safe enough to truly explore what they want going forward.
My therapeutic approach is influenced by systems theory, attachment theory, Gottman, Emotion focused and elements of cognitive behavioral and internal family systems therapy. I have additional experience in trauma recovery with EMDR training. I received a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Southern Mississippi. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and am currently pursuing additional training in eating disorder treatment, trauma, and IFS.
In my free time I enjoy trying new restaurants, hiking, road trips, Krav Maga, and reading. I am from North Carolina and have been enjoying exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Specialties and areas of focus
- EMDR in June 2022
- Eating disorders (HAES)
- Relational issues (family/couples)
- Life transitions
- Work stress/burn out
Q&A with Lex
1.) Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?
I will address the problem the client is asking to delve into. At times I will share a pattern or other items I am seeing, but ultimately I allow the client to decide what they want to focus on.
2.) Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?
I tend to lead the session to reduce anxiety for clients.
3.) What are your strengths as a therapist?
My strengths as a therapist are helping the client feel heard, building self-compassion, and noticing deeper patterns.
4.) If you had one superpower, what would it be and why?
If I had one superpower it would be teleportation, I love to travel and that power would be such a great way to do it!
5.) What makes you laugh?
What makes me laugh is a good TikTok video and dark humor!
6.) Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?
If I could dinner with anyone it would be Harry Styles or Amy Sherman Pallidino.