Scott Safford


Areas of Focus

Scott is a seasoned psychologist who has been practicing psychology for about 20 years.

His theoretical orientation tends to be integrative, combining cognitive-behavioral therapy with mindfulness-based strategies for fostering coping skills, while also incorporating an interpersonal-based approach for helping explore and understand the impact that our interpersonal relationships, past and present, have on our lives and well-being; Scott likes to incorporate a strengths-based approach to help his clients try to achieve their greatest potential in addition to reducing symptoms/suffering; and he likes to incorporate the appropriate use of humor to foster a sense of joy as he helps them to navigate the difficulties of life.

Scott’s primary goal is to try to meet individuals where they are and work collaboratively together with them to create a therapeutic experience that they find beneficial and enlightening. Scott believes the greatest reward from this work is to see his clients feel better and do better in their life journey.

Scott spent several years as a professor of psychology teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and supervising graduate students in clinical training. He has spent the last 14+ years working in medical settings, working with a broad range of chronic medical conditions, depression, anxiety, life transitions, caregivers, and working with health care providers.

Scott loves to spend time with family and dabble in a wide array of outdoor activities, including hiking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, cross-country skiing.