Hi, thanks for taking some time to check out my profile and get to know me. I am Dr. Scott Butler and have been married to Kate for 28 years. I am licensed in Louisiana and Arkansas as a Licensed Professional Counselor my application for licensure is pending approval in Arkansas. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Louisiana State University and a Master’s and Ph.D. in mental health counseling from the University of New Orleans.
Relationships at any stage can be challenging. Having been married 29 years, I’d like to think we’ve seen it all. Regardless if your relationship has been challenged by infidelity or other trust challenged behaviors of if you simply want to learn more effective ways of developing deeper intimacy, I’ve helped hundreds of couples grow closer. Of all the counseling I do, relationship work is what I enjoy most.
We all want the best relationship we can have, don’t we? The really good relationships don’t just blossom over night but are actually nurtured and made better with time and the right tools, no different than, say, a productive garden. By learning how to communicate more effectively, manage expectations, forgive, set boundaries, or manage anger, to name a few, most relationships can improve dramatically.
I liken the counseling process to fixing a car (I know next to nothing about fixing cars). So no matter how long I might lean over the engine, hood raised, oil stained rag hanging out of my back pocket, I’ll never fix that car – I simply don’t have the knowledge or tools to make it run again. If I call a mechanic, however, he can help get it running in no time. Most people simply lack expertise in fixing their relationship. My job is to lean over the hood, so to speak, understand what’s going on, and give you new tools to help your relationship run more smoothly – make sense?
I am very easy to communicate with and use stories and confidential experiences from others I’ve worked with to help you gain insight. It’ll be interesting and the time will fly by, all the while you’re putting time, energy and effort into the one thing in your life you want to work the best. If interested in working with me, please provide your full name and an emergency contact name and number as this is required to facilitate professional counseling.
Thanks for considering me – I hope to work with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Intimacy-related issues
- Coping with life changes
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Professional, insightful, straight talk that has been very helpful for our marriage.
Dr. Butler is amazing. Always helpful & makes you feel like you’re his only appointment - every time. Thanks Dr. B!!!
He’s the best counselor I have worked with. Very thorough and really has a great way of pulling your emotions out of you and then explaining why you have those emotions. Doesn’t take sides and gives us both equal time to speak. He’s great.
Dr. Butler is outstanding.
He is good. Schedule is a challenge
Dr. Butler, or Dr. Scott, has been a relationship and life changer. While he is very warm and inviting as a counselor, he also doesn’t pull any punches. He gives you real, tangible solutions and goals to tend to between sessions. He helps you learn how to hold yourself accountable to the “work” of therapy. I often hear him in my head telling me, “remember, the real therapy starts when our session ends.” I would 10/10 recommend him to anyone who is even slightly considering relationship counseling.
Dr. Butler is very professional. He has taken his time to get to know each of us so that he can help us as a couple.
Dr Butler is an extremely good counselor.
Dr. Butler makes us feel like we are his only clients. We can not believe some of the things he remembers. He clearly has a lot of experience and he has been much more helpful that other counselors that we have tried
Dr Butler has helped me. He is great. Thank you!
Dr. Butler is straight to the point. We needed that.
Dr. Butler has the ability to ask the right questions and also intuit what feelings are likely at the root of a concern. His advices are practical and easy to understand. He’s an excellent listener and give feedback that makes me feel understood and valid.
We went through 8 counselors then found Dr. Butler. He is excellent and committed to his work. He also puts aside "psycho-babble" in favor of real life and real responses.
Dr. Butler was extremely helpful in addressing our initial concerns, and he was able to get us there in a surprisingly short period. The bottom line is, if both sides want it, and both sides are willing, Dr. Butler can guide you to your destination.
I am impressed by Dr. Butler's ability to quickly recognize relationship situations to be able to diagnose the issues in order to work on them in the most productive way possible.
I feel confident he is able to provide us the information we need to have a great marriage.