Help When You Need It Most to…
My name is Scott Moresi, and I’m a licensed psychotherapist in San Francisco offering online counseling and psychotherapy to people throughout the state of California.
Professional counseling and psychotherapy is all about intentionally creating change and learning to let go of the beliefs and behaviors that are keeping you from achieving the fulfilling relationships and life you desire.
If you’ve been in therapy before, you may know what a positive, life-changing process therapy can be…
Or you may still be looking for a therapist who’s a good fit for your unique personality and needs and who can truly help you work through and overcome the challenges you’re facing.
In either case, it takes a certain amount of self-awareness to realize life has become more than you can handle on your own. And it takes a tremendous amount of courage to seek help when facing personal issues.
But even once you’ve decided to get the help you need and deserve, you have to find the right therapist…
And when we’re feeling stuck, lost, or in pain, we typically don’t think very clearly, which can make it difficult to know what to look for in a therapist.
Successful Therapy Starts with Asking the Right Questions…
Far too often, people pick a therapist “out of a hat” – either from a long list of names made available to them by an insurance provider or from a Google search or some sort of therapist directory. And their final decision often comes down to how many acronyms come after a particular therapist’s name.
But successful counseling and psychotherapy is largely determined by the rapport and trust developed between a client and therapist.
So you not only want to take into account a therapist’s professional background, affiliations and credentials, you also want to consider a therapist’s personal values and experiences.
You should ask prospective therapists about their specialties, what personal experience or struggles led them to those specialties, and whether or not they’ve been in therapy themselves.
You don’t have to ask all of these questions right away… But do ask them.
And trust your intuition about how safe you feel with the therapist. If you don’t feel comfortable and safe with him or her, you’ll find it next to impossible to do the deep, honest work necessary to heal and grow.
To help, here are my answers to at least some of those questions…
Personally, my approach is a well-balanced and holistic one, which embodies both my intensive professional training, as well as my personal struggles with trauma and navigating through the mental health system.
I know first hand the toll trauma can take on our lives, as well as how many of the problems we face – whether it’s anxiety, depression, or relationship issues – often have some sort of trauma at their core… And I know how much counseling and psychotherapy can help!
My personal experiences have not only provided me a unique perspective and help me understand my clients on a deeper level, they’ve also led to my extensive research and training in various experiential, somatic, and body-oriented therapeutic techniques – such as Internal Family Systems, EMDR, and the Hakomi Method – that I’ve found to be particularly effective in helping people overcome single-incident and long-term trauma so they can move forward in their relationships and lives with confidence and optimism.
All of these experiences have led me to create Beyond Words Psychotherapy… because healing isn’t achieved through talking alone. We need to integrate our whole beings (body, mind, and spirit).
I also believe that each and every one of us deserves to freely give and receive love. However, many of us weren’t taught how to do that, or have forgotten it along with the way. We forget that we deserve love from our friends, family, partners, and – most of all – from ourselves.
It’s both an honor and a privilege to help people create loving relationships and joyous, abundant lives by teaching them how to integrate the various aspects of their personalities and reminding them to love fiercely and soulfully, with healthy boundaries and a strong sense of self.
When you’re ready to gain clarity, reclaim control, navigate life from an authentic place, and realize your full potential, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 510-735-8868 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an initial consultation.
I look forward to working with you and helping in any way I can, and I admire your courage for taking that first step.
Beyond Words Psychotherapy – Counseling and Psychotherapy provided by Scott Moresi, Licensed Counselor and Psychotherapist in San Francisco, CA, California
What Clients and Colleagues Have to Say …
“Scott has a warm and calming presence. He is easy to talk to and down-to-earth. He is open about overcoming some personal challenges in the past, which made me feel comfortable sharing personal things about myself. Also, he is trained in Hakomi and EMDR. I am finding that EMDR is a great addition to talk therapy. I feel comfortable recommending him as a therapist.”
– Annia R.
“Wow. Where do I even begin? Scott Moresi is the best therapist I’ve ever had the privilege of working with, bar none. He is insightful, empathetic, and extremely knowledgeable in his field. We have worked extensively on questions surrounding identity, trauma, and mindfulness. He has recommended countless books (all of which have been game changers for me), and I find myself continuously astounded by his wisdom and compassion. I have seen many therapists in my life. If you’re looking for one who is both empathically gifted as well as intellectual, look no further. You’ve found your guy.”
– Austin C.
“I have known Scott Moresi for over 13 years, originally consulting with him about graduate programs for becoming an MFT. Over the years, our paths have crossed in multiple ways and over all that time, I’ve been consistently impressed with his warmth, his dedication to honing his skills and supporting his clients, as well as his depth of insight. It does not surprise me one bit that Scott has been doing advanced professional skill development in both the Hakomi Method and EMDR, and pursuing certification in both modalities. From the very beginning, he has made it clear to me that he wants to work somatically and from a mindfulness-based approach. I have had complete confidence in sending Scott referrals over the years and imagine that any client would benefit greatly in working with him.”
– Greg K.
“Scott is an excellent therapist! I have learned so much from him and always feel welcomed and accepted. He is incredibly knowledgeable and has advanced training that illustrates how dedicated he is to his clients. I highly recommend him.”
– Jennifer B.