Jeff Scott, MC
Young Person Mentor
Over the past 30 years I have worked in a variety of settings from therapeutic boarding schools to wilderness therapy supporting both young men and their parents in deepening bonds of affection and understanding. I have spent the majority of my career in wilderness therapy serving in the roles of primary therapist and clinical director.
I believe deeply in the power of wilderness to help adolescent males find their purpose and place in the world. Now, I am inspired by this opportunity to support young men in transitioning home and integrating what they have learned into the fabric of their daily lives.
I am particularly skilled at working with adolescent males struggling with anxiety, depression and a belief in their own powerlessness. I connect well with young people who may seem lost and who are struggling to meet the demands of life.
They are often experiencing a deep sense of shame and a general feeling of inadequacy, which leads them to go inward; they withdraw and isolate from their world and its challenges. These are the young men who often struggle quietly and secretly, internalizing their anger, fear and shame.
I am particularly skilled at working with adolescent males struggling with anxiety, depression and a belief in their own powerlessness.
I have my own sons who have certainly been my biggest teachers. Carl Jung believed that for parents “children swim in the sea of our own unconscious”. Once a child is born into a family, with or without conscious awareness, the parents have now signed up for at least an 18-year-long spiritual retreat.
I have learned as a parent that my sons have a remarkable ability to reflect back the parts of myself that I would really like to ignore. Yet, if we can approach with grace, courage and humility our kids can also be our teachers and healers.
I received both my Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina and Georgia.
When not chasing around two energetic boys I love to mountain bike, ski and hike. I am also attempting to satisfy multi-year New Year’s resolutions by learning Spanish.
Out of anybody I've gone to for help, Jeff has been the most down to earth and most understanding. He's very easy to talk to about personal topics and challenges you when you need to be challenged. Jeff really cares about the people he works with even at our lowest points in our lives.
— Ben B Adolescent client
It is important to note that a child in clinical crisis — such as self-harm or suicidal ideation — must be supported by an individual or family therapist, not Solutions Parenting Support. Our crisis parent coaching support is meant to help you with highly challenging situations within the parenting dynamic and give you strategic solutions to better respond to your child’s behaviors.