“We have not even to risk the adventure alone
for the heroes of all time have gone before us.
The labyrinth is thoroughly known ...

Welcome

Deciding to start therapy takes courage in the true sense of the word: an action taken with a full heart.  So it is with my own heart-full-ness that I welcome you. You're welcome whether you’re feeling anxious, sad, angry, scared, numb, or depressed. No matter if your troubles feel really big or seemingly minor, from looking to explore the depth of life’s mysteries, to wanting to start a new habit, you are welcome here. Regardless of gender, sexuality, spirituality, race or ethnicity, you are welcome here. Here, you will be treated as a fellow traveler on your own unique path to wholeness. Here, there is compassion for what you’ve been through with a focus on your heart’s deepest desire: to experience the love, depth, and brilliance of your true being. Welcome!

 

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...And where you had thought to be alone, you shall be with all the world.” - Joseph Campbell

What I Offer

Brené Brown’s Research on wholeheartedness showed that quality of life is directly correlated with the degree to which people are courageous enough to be vulnerable in all aspects of their lives...and I agree!
The commonality of our “insanity” is the humor to be found in therapy.
Exploring the depths of what philosophy, spirituality (particularly the non-dual spiritualism of the east), and psychology have to offer to seekers of genuine and lasting happiness.

About Scott L. Fenton, PsyD

A licensed clinical psychologist serving the greater Madison, Wisconsin area, Dr. Fenton specializes in presence-based therapy. He has completed trainings Hakomi Therapy, and advanced trainings in EMDR. He is familiar with other mindful, somatic-based therapies as well, including Focusing Therapy.

"I love this work because it affects me, I am not a casual observer. Good therapy is a mutual process.

“In my mind, a good therapist doesn’t pretend to know the path of others. Rather, because they have themselves been lost so many times before, they know something about paths, about the deep, dark woods, and about finding one’s way. And they know the importance of a trusted companion.”

Scott's mission as a therapist is to meet people exactly where they are and create an environment of absolute acceptance. In such a space, where even the most vulnerable and fragile parts of ourselves feel safe and appreciated, a natural capacity for regulation, healing, strength, and wisdom comes effortlessly to life.

To learn more about Scott and his approach to therapy, click here.

The Problem with "Mindfulness"

I have to confess, I don't really like the word "mindfulness." I think it's misleading, and often misused. I believe it's a word that got lost in translation from East to West. The original intention of the word, if you read from some of the buddhist teachers like Tich Nhat Hanh, was to capture a state of being that is fully present and awake, relaxed and alert. The word Mind in eastern teachings most often refers to a place of inner being, inner knowing.

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Here’s the deal. The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is.
- Parker Palmer

Take the Next Step

I want you to be matched with the best therapist for YOU. Why not give me a call or send me an email? I'm happy to talk with you on the phone for a brief, initial conversation, free of charge. 

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