Scott W. Stern, LCSW
Psychotherapist, Empowerment Professional
"Scott has developed new and innovative methods for including
'Empowerment Techniques' into his clinical work. He is constantly striving
to introduce cutting edge approaches to the practice of mental health treatment
for over 20 years.
Of particular significance to me is the expansion of clinical areas of
expertise that Scott added to his knowledge base, especially the new
and expansive areas of clinical, addiction, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I vastly admire what Scott has done during the course of his career.
I believe that he introduce new approaches to the treatment of
mental disorders that will serve the public well into the future."
--Richard Kaplan, Strategic Intelligence,
Counterintelligence & International Law Consultant at the United Nations
Scott has integrated empowerment techniques into his private practice for over 20 years. He is a specialist in the treatment of addictions, anxiety, OCD, trauma and Post Traumatic Stress.
Scott is a practicing psychotherapist and public speaker for government, private sector and nonprofit organizations. He is an author, editor and subject matter expert. He provides training and clinical supervision to other mental health and addiction professionals. He is a featured expert with JurisPro Addiction Medicine Experts and The Expert Institute International Network.
He serves as a member of the NASW Addictions Institute for Policy, Planning, Training and Development in New York City. He is former Contractor/Care Ambassador and Team Lead at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta and New York City.
He has served as a district examiner to substance abuse counselors for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.
He trained in psychiatry and addiction treatment at major New York City hospitals, medical and private clinics. He has treated adults, adolescents and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
He is a media consultant who has been featured for his work in mental health, addictions, and for PTSD/Trauma Response throughout the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster and other critical incidents.
Prior to establishing his private practice, he was educated at UC Berkeley,
New York University and Harvard University.
Awards and Citations
His affiliations have included American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), JurisPro Addiction Medicine Experts, International Association of Healthcare Professionals, the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), the Office of Mental Health (OMH), the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the NASW Addictions Institute Committee of New York City.
Scott is recognized for his personalized approach to addictions, anxiety, OCD, Trauma and PTSD therapy. This therapeutic approach frequently elicits client-driven treatment and collaboration between Scott and his patients. Furthermore, it cultivates consistent engagement and behavioral change.
Scott integrates cutting edge evidence-based methodologies with empowerment techniques to support his clients to achieve their identified goals. Clients are treated with respect, empathy and mindfulness as complex individuals.
proactive in constructing their own person-centered treatment plan. This plan can be adjusted to fit diverse issues raised in therapy.
High patient satisfaction, consistent engagement in therapy and overall responses to treatment
have been excellent.
Many of Scott's patients report outstanding treatment outcomes, goal achievements, and gaining insight-oriented skills.
He provides employee assistance and organizational development services.
He uses empowerment techniques to optimize outcomes of management support, crisis and other workplace services.
Clients have responded positively to this approach and ROI. His methods have significantly improved
work performance and talent retention.
He conducts onsite training, counseling, crisis intervention, organizational and employee performance support for global corporations, small businesses, teaching
hospitals, and professional associations.
Corporate services are confidential and
can be accessed onsite or offsite.