Dr. Scott received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Tuskegee University, her master's in Clinical Psychology from Barry University, and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Auburn University.
She is a passionate practitioner in the field of counseling psychology who divides her time between clinical practice, training and consulting, and being a college professor. In her clinical practice, she delivers cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments to adult and older adolescent clients with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems, such as anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship problems.
Dr. Scott has experiences across multiple settings to include: a substance abuse outpatient facility for adults and adolescents, an in-home adoption therapy program, a community mental health center for children and families, a Veterans Affairs hospital, a group practice, and a university counseling center. She also has over 11 years of instructional experience working special populations in higher education, such as student-athletes and first-generation college students. Dr. Scott’s research interests include Black women’s body image, the intersection of media and mental health, and diversity and equity in organizational settings.
She works closely with the community through workshops, panels, and other trainings focused on mental health promotion and topics like grief, resilience, and self-esteem. Dr. Scott also serves on the Board of Directors for NAMI-MidCarolina and Work in Progress, two organizations whose mission is to support and advocate for persons with mental illness. Dr. Scott is passionate about mental health and making treatment accessible, especially for communities of color. She uses her expertise as a psychologist, educator, and creative to influence her work in a way that makes her programs informative, interactive and exciting.