Scott Alfred Lovelace, MEd,...
Family Coaching/Guidance...Experience working with adolescent population and families dealing with issues that arise within those systems...
I earned my Master’s of Education in counseling and human development in 2005 and I have been working in the field ever since. Prior experience included working with various volunteer organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters and motivational speaking with children while I was playing college football. I have been working as a professional counselor in Utah and Texas since 2006, specifically with the adolescent population and family systems. My work as a professional counselor has included personal counseling, issues related to relationships and managing stress through teaching a variety of coping skills and conflict resolution. Decision-making is an important part of the process of growth and development and has been an essential part of the strategy that I take with coaching people in new directions. I worked with people with disabilities as a behavior analyst, developing plans that assisted them in becoming more independent. I currently work as a therapist with chronically mentally ill patients
MEd, Counseling and Human Development, Hardin-Simmons University 2005
Certified Professional Counseling Extern, Utah, 2006-2009
Licensed Professional Counselor, Texas, 2009-Current
Worked with Big Brothers/Big Sisters during college. Motivational speaker working with children at local hospitals. Worked as a therapist in a residential treatement for two years. This work centered on dealing with a troubled adolescent population. Specifically dealing with substance abuse problems and reintegrating the teen into a family system. Therapy included but was not limited to: individual, family and group sessions. Dual diagnosis (substance abuse and mental illness) work was the most common. Worked as a therapist as a subcontractor with the state juvenille justice system for one year. This work was varied, but could include: substance abuse, sexual offenders, family issues, relationship issues, and problems related to various mental illness diagnoses. Worked with a population of disabled people as a behavior analyst. The purpose of this position was to assist in changing behavior, enhancing communication skills and creating as much independence as possible for people with disabilities. Work as a therapist in a setting working with chronically mentally ill patients. This field involves teaching and coaching areas like: relationships, coping skills, conflict resolution, decision-making, recognizing emotions, expressing emotions appropriately and working towards greater independence. Worked through a marriage at a young age and the ensuing divorce along with related issues. Currently married into a blended family and have worked through related issues.