Jack Scott, MMFT

JackJack is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) for the state of South Carolina. He received his bachelor’s degree from Wofford College with a major in psychology, a minor in computer science, and an emphasis in neuroscience. He received his master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Converse College. His work experience includes a year’s practicum at Westgate Family Therapy in Spartanburg, and a year served with Spartanburg County Detention Center where he worked with patients from all walks of life as well as helped to co-found an art therapy program in the hopes of increasing recovery rates for the incarcerated population.

The most common question that Jack is asked is, “What exactly is a marriage and family therapist? What makes you different?”. There are many types of licensed psychotherapist, and a marriage and family therapist is one who receives the same training in diagnosing serious mental illness, treatment planning, and treatment execution as any other discipline. The major difference is that the MFT is trained from day one to be a systemic thinker. That is to say that instead of being specifically trained to work with the individual, the MFT is trained to view any problem put before him as a product of the system from which the individual hails. “No man is an island”. The MFT works with the entire family – parents, family, and even friends – to ensure that the primary patient’s problem is explored fully and to ensure lasting change.

In his spare time, Jack enjoys working with computers, reading, and spending time with his lovely wife.