Scott A Whitmer

Counselor, PsyD, LMHC, CRC, ABVE, IPEC

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Scott A Whitmer, PsyD, LMHC, CRC, ABVE, IPEC, Counselor in Yakima
(509) 307-3473 Website

Scott A Whitmer

Counselor, PsyD, LMHC, CRC, ABVE, IPEC


Location

Dr. Scott A. Whitmer, PsyD
205 N 40th Avenue
Suite 203
Yakima, Washington 98908
(509) 307-3473

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Whose underlying programming and beliefs are you operating from anyway? How does a person remove distorted beliefs, thoughts, emotions, and behavior and install their own healthy paradigm? When do I know I am operating from my own beliefs and not those of others? What behaviors are important to focus on to maximize your wellness and growth? What emotions send you back into faulty thinking? What body memory tends to keep you stuck in self-derogatory beliefs destructive behavior? What past adverse experiences, and future catastrophic thinking keep you from reaching your potential? These are critical questions in psychotherapy.

Ask about the advantages of cash/credit pay and coaching vs. psychotherapy. I use multiple methods in psychotherapy such as Mindfulness, CBT, REBT, EMDR, Psychodynamic, Attachment & Existential Therapy. If you choose to seek Life Coaching, many of the same integrative strategies are employed, but the relationship is one of coaching and mentoring.

The foundation of great psychotherapy is a strong therapist-patient relationship. The trust bond between therapist-patient is key in building new skills and healing the patient. Assessment is the triangulation factor that scientifically affirms the patient diagnosis and effective treatment. PS. Online Telehealth is Available! Dr. Whitmer

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 19 Years
  • School: Washington State University/Capella University
  • Year Graduated: 1997
  • License and State: LH60551570 Washington

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $125 - $135
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Coaching Services-Cash/Credit/Debit Only
  • Consultation Services-Cash/Credit/Debit Only
  • Evaluation Services-Cash/Credit/Debit Only
  • I have chosen to be an out-of-network provider. T
  • Out of Network
I will provide a superbill (invoice). This will allow the patient to submit for reimbursement % from carrier.
Email me or call (509) 307-3473 with questions.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Board of Vocational Experts / ABVE/D & IPEC
  • Certificate Date: 1997
  • Degree: Capella University / PsyD in Clinical Psychology
  • 2017

Scott A Whitmer's Groups

Cash Paying Customers (cash, credit, debit)

Paying cash/credit/debit/paypal has its advantages. It removes the red tape for the client and the professional. The service is not documented the same way it is with insurance carriers. There is no mandated record to later use against the client in seeking life insurance or other qualifying services. It allows more time flexibility with clients and therapist. Prices are negotiable. You are not subjected to deductibles & copays. In some cases, if you wish, you can be reimbursed out of network with a super bill. Please ask about coaching services too.

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Location

Dr. Scott A. Whitmer, PsyD
205 N 40th Avenue
Suite 203
Yakima, Washington 98908
(509) 307-3473

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Forensic Expert & Court Testimony
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Psychological Testing & EMDR
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: I use online platforms for Telehealth
Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Depth Psychotherapy
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

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Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Scott A Whitmer, PsyD, LMHC, CRC, ABVE, IPEC, Counselor in Yakima

Scott A Whitmer

Counselor, PsyD, LMHC, CRC, ABVE, IPEC