Scott Ferguson profile picture

Scott Ferguson Psychotherapy, LCSW

Not Taking New Clients

Scott Ferguson specializes in helping clients navigate difficult life transitions and relationship challenges. His years working in healthcare have given him deep insight into how individuals, couples, and families cope with crises and navigate conflict. Scott empowers clients to overcome personal barriers through a solution-focused and interactive therapeutic approach.

Specialties
  • Grief and Loss
  • Chronic Illness, Pain and Sleep Disorders
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Marriage and Partnerships
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Men’s Mental Health
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Licensed in
Therapy licenses aren't like driver's licenses — each state has its own set of rules. To offer care, a provider needs to be licensed in the state you're located in when sessions are happening.
  • New York
mic icon
Provider
Profile
“I am an interactive therapist, meaning that my sessions with clients are a dialog and I share observations and interpretations to ensure that I develop true empathy and understanding.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I chose a career as a clinical social worker to help people through challenging situations. The original impetus was my interest in working with LGBTQ adolescents and the significant stress they face when coming out and navigating through society. But during my training, I discovered a passion for helping people facing illness and the trauma that comes with a frightening diagnosis or a sudden physical impairment. Prior to opening my private practice, I worked for nearly twenty years in hospitals, providing therapeutic services to clients and their families. I then moved into leadership where I helped train other clinicians in this critical work. The skills I developed in healthcare translate perfectly to a private therapy setting. My sensitive and supportive approach to helping clients find clarity and peace during highly stressful periods in their lives translates perfectly as well.
What should someone know about working with you?
I am an interactive therapist, meaning that my sessions with clients are a dialog and I share observations and interpretations to ensure that I develop true empathy and understanding. I believe that therapists embody many roles in the therapeutic process, including that of coach, supporter, and challenger. I enjoy working with clients who are open to exploring feelings and considering new ways to look at issues and I support goal-setting and risk-taking in the spirit of progress. I often use gentle humor when warranted and strive to foster an environment of safety and security.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I enjoy learning about different therapeutic approaches and expanding my skills in family therapy through the Ackerman Institute for the Family. I learn a great deal from my clients and the challenges they bring to therapy and these topics inspire me to strengthen my knowledge and skill set. I also actively participate in peer supervision opportunities and relish learning from colleagues through their shared experiences and case discussions.
“I enjoy working with clients who are open to exploring feelings and considering new ways to look at issues and I support goal-setting and risk-taking in the spirit of progress.”