Dr. Scott obtained her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from The Family Institute at Northwestern University and her PhD in MFT from Florida State University (FSU). After spending a year training therapists as an Assistant Professor in San Francisco, Dr. Scott returned to FSU, where she currently serves as a faculty member in the Department of Family and Child Sciences.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Dr. Scott is passionate about working with clients. In the last 10 years, she gained clinical experience with diverse clientele in a variety of settings. Dr. Scott saw individuals, couples, and families at Northwestern's Bette D. Harris Family and Child clinic and FSU's Center for Couple and Family Therapy. In downtown Chicago, Dr. Scott provided parent training to families of children ages 2 to 6 with developmental and behavioral issues through the "Parents in Charge" program. Additionally, Dr. Scott delivered the "Incredible Years" parent training program to families experiencing homelessness and living in transitional housing. Lastly, Dr. Scott worked at an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) focused on treating families of adolescents with substance use issues. She has worked with individuals, couples, and families in private practice for the past 2 years.
Dr. Scott's research interests include parenting, adolescent substance use, and mindfulness-based interventions. She has published manuscripts and has presented both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Scott is a clinical fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and serves as an AAMFT approved supervisor. She is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) and a Florida approved supervisor.
When Dr. Scott is not seeing clients, teaching, or writing, she enjoys the outdoors, practicing yoga and being active, community engagement, and spending time with her family.