Susan S. Scott
My education and training is in Jungian analytical psychology, which has an emphasis on the creative principle in healing and growth. It brought me to Seattle from Santa fe in 1982 to work with a group of artist/counselors in developing a center for studying the creative process. As colleagues, we discovered that it was essential to spend as much time working in our own creative practices as we did in our psychological work and study. I continue to blend the gifts of art and nature with my counseling practice of 40 years.
My specialization is in listening to and collaborating with a generative spark that is in-born and natural to all of us. When weather permits, walking during sessions is offered to those who want to include dialogue, movement, and connection to nature as part of the counseling process. In my first book, Healing With Nature, I describe walking-therapy and the ways the natural world can inspire us to open our eyes and hearts to new perspectives. My second book, Haiku Joy, is a collection of my poetry and photographs, composed during many awe-inspiring walks in the natural world.
I feel most at home in the forests and shores of the Northwest and in the high desert magic of the Southwest. I live on Whidbey Island with my partner, pups, and a most bountiful garden.