Samuel R Scales

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP

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Samuel R Scales

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP


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1916 Patterson Street
Suite 504
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
(615) 398-6366

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Announcement icon In response to COVID-19, evaluations and counseling are conducted using real time interactive audio video services (telehealth).
I have worked in the field of behavioral health for 30 years and have successfully aided men, & women debilitated by mood disorders, substance use disorder, trauma, and grief. I have worked with individuals living with severe and persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia or delusional disorder. I became a Professional Counselor to help individuals realize their self-worth, organize, prioritize and face internal & external struggles in a manner that is positive and healthy. I am a certified Supervisor for post graduate Counselors on the License Professional Counselor track. Available Tue-Fri 10:AM to 7:PM, Sat 9:AM to 2:PM.
I believe being a Professional Counselor means having an unconditional regard for human beings regardless of their outward appearance, inner beliefs, past or present affiliations. Client Counselor rapport is the foundation of effective counseling. If you don’t trust me or believe I can understand your struggle, we cannot get any therapeutic work done.
Love, loss, grief, fear, shame, numb, craving, tired, these are a few of the feelings that drive our behaviors. Are you looking for a place to unburden or simply sort things out? I promise to be attentive to those experiencing challenge and loss. You are the expert on your needs. I simply bring tools and pass them to you.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • School: Tennessee State University
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License and State: 2443 Tennessee

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • TennCare
  • UnitedHealthcare
I am willing to file Insurance minus any copay. Client is responsible for any balance not paid by Insurance or other third parties.
Email me or call (615) 398-6366 with questions.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Counseling Association / 6316681
  • Certificate Date: 2010

Samuel R Scales's Groups

Groups are suspended.

There are limits to what medication alone can accomplish. Clinical trials have shown that Cognitive Behavioral Treatment added to Medication Assisted Treatment is associated with significantly lower rates of illicit opioid use. Scales Counseling and Consultation, is enrolling patients into Opioid Maintenance Support Groups. Professional facilitated Support Groups help improve patient engagement in treatment and increase confidence in their ability to stay away from illicit substances. As a result, patients remain in treatment and in recovery for longer periods of time.

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Location

1916 Patterson Street
Suite 504
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
(615) 398-6366
Ask about video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Substance Use
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
Video/Skype
  • Online/Phone Counseling

Links

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Last Modified: 23 Mar 2020
Samuel R Scales, LPC, MHSP, Licensed Professional Counselor in Nashville

Samuel R Scales

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP