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bio photo | About Christopher Scott | Psychological Services | Redding, CA | 96001Christopher Scott LMFT

[CA Lic #LMFT 86403]

What Makes Me Different

I have been there, I personally know what it is like to be in the shoes of anger, hurt, and hopelessness. As a young adult I struggled with anxiety, depression, and family conflict and disappointment. As an adult I experienced failed relationships, and finding ways to numb the hurt and disappointment. As a result I felt trapped, suffocated, and lost. So, I left a hundred thousand dollar a year job and relocated from the Bay Area, a place I was born and raised for thirty years, and moved to Redding to pursue my passion. And, I have not regretted that decision, for now I find victory and restoration in my story.

In working to heal and restore my heart have have personally experienced the power of therapy. I believe having someone to help find the missing pieces, bring clarity, and have the conversations I did not want to have was one of the most transformative things I have experienced. As a result, I continue to be able to make choice to live a life which is rich and rewarding. I have been married to my wife for the last six years and we are raising three beautiful children and three dogs. Because of my family, I am passionate about staying up to date on relationship and marriage through workshops like “Hold Me Tight” by Sue Johnson (which I also offer as a group class), as well as how to help children grow and thrive ( I am a independent facilitator of Parenting the Love and Logic Way). So I can understand the struggle to balance work, family, and personal balance.

If you choose to work with me, you will find a compassionate and caring person who knows just how deeply some of our past injuries and choices can influence the current situation. I have spent the majority of my career as a therapist learning how to guide and direct my clients to fuller relationship, deeper insight into interpersonal stressors, and gaining the ability to wrestle with vulnerability so they do not have to suffer with anxiety, depression, loneliness, and addiction.
Please call me for a free 15 minute consultation. We’ll determine together if I am the therapist for you. If not, I will help you to find someone with the skill set to help you with what you need.

Education and Interests

My journey to become a Marriage and Family Therapist has been interesting and rewarding. Growing up in the Bay Area, I typically found myself in positions of mentorship, whether as a ice hockey coach for youth or in numerous positions of leadership growing and developing individuals to be stronger versions of themselves. I found this desire to teach and support others to be the calling in which I have found great fulfillment and joy.

In 2006, I moved from the Bay Area to Redding to pursue my education. After receiving my Bachelors in Liberal Studies in 2008, I decided to pursue my Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2009. The decision to become a Marriage and Family Therapist has been one of the most transformative adventures in my life.

During my time in my Masters’ program, I was trained as a systems therapist from an attachment perspective. What this means is, I view distress in people’s life from a holistic and relational point of view. Therefore, part of our working together will be to explore how relational influences of the past and present are influencing the distress in your current narrative. I fully believe how we present in our adult relationships is due to what we may have experienced, or how we interpreted messages from close attachment relationships growing up.

Additionally, my passion to work with couples was influenced by being invited to co-lecture on topics such as “Working with Couples in Conflict” and “Overcoming Trust and Attachment Issues following Couples’ Infidelity.” I was also fortunate to co-develop and lead a small group of men though sexual acting out behavior in which men learned the importance of vulnerability, trust, and fuller relationship. All of these experiences have helped me gain a particular passion for working with individuals and couples from a systemic relational perspective.

 

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Heather Gold

“I’m so overwhelmed, I don’t know where to start!” I hear many times from my clients and their families. Taking that first step and realizing, “I want to do something about all the clutter that has accumulated and change my life for the better.” It easy to say, but another thing to actually do. There can intense anxiety, embarrassment, or shame which hinders our ability to ask for help. Utilizing my degree as a Masters Level Social Worker; I am a Life Coach, specializing in hoarding and chronic disorganization. With compassion and empathy my passion is to help individuals and families to understand the depth of what causes disorganization and collaborate on finding a solution together.

Initially, I started out as a Professional Organizer in 2007 and formed the De-Clutter Support Groups in 2008 in Redding and Chico. In 2011 I was featured on the TLC TV show “Hoarding: Buried Alive.” After working with clients to declutter, it soon became apparent there was more to the clutter than just acquiring items, but rather, there’s the mental, emotional, and spiritual elements as to why the clutter began. With this epiphany, I decided to pursue my Masters degree in Social Work to gain more skills and help people on a deeper level.

Additionally, a young age I was diagnosed with a rare medical condition. My ability to overcome the challenges of that illness created my resilient spirit which I hope to empower you with as well. I enjoy doing presentations, which includes sharing my experience as a former "Wish Kid." Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation I learned about the power of hope and healing and how it can overcome many obstacles. It makes me happy knowing I can provide a positive direction for people dealing with illnesses or emotional hardships.

I understand that life changes and unexpected events can cause stagnation and clutter, but that doesn’t mean it has to consume you, by creating additional stress and anxiety. I provide the motivation, the energy, and the guidance to help you sort through items.

We can make the change together with the goal of improving your quality of life.
By booking your appointment today, you can start the change and make the difference that you desire. Email me directly heather@guideposttherapy.com or call 530-691-4577 x3 to get started today.

 


Katelyn Bailey

I have extensive experience working with kids, teens and families from my time at Victor Community Support Services and have helped them manage stressors such as anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment issues, behavioral issues, trauma related disorders and family distress.

I also work with couples experiencing distress and conflict in their relationship. Whatever your struggle, my job is to provide you with a safe place to explore the problem and gain the knowledge you need to understand it.

In our work together I will also help you tap into your strengths so that you are able to make the important changes you want in your life.I am excellent at working with older children and especially teens and am able to connect quickly with them.

I am an extremely hard worker and hold my self to a high standard both personally and professionally. I am an avid learner and love to be around others for collaboration, but also to learn from their experience to help my clients heal holistically. I am a reliable and extremely self-motivated which, I believe, will make me an asset to helping you work though the stressors which brought you to therapy.

I have a background and training in art specifically expressive art therapy which I use often with young clients and even some adults which has been proven to help increase physical, emotional, and relational health. Additionally, I have specialized training in couples therapy helping increase relationship and communication skills helping you to have a more fulfilling relationship.

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and this provided me with a strong foundation in understating social issues. And after completing my Master’s in psychology, I realized that my early studies helped me gain a much broader view of the client in his or her social context. I also understand the impact that social environment might have on you emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. For this reason, I do very well in cross-cultural contexts and have found that this way of seeing and understanding my clients allows me to work well with people of other religious backgrounds, as well as be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.



1650 Oregon St 216
Redding, CA 96001

chris@chrisscottmft.com
(530) 691-4577

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