Scott Gast, BA

Scott obtained his bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College. He is currently a third-year student at Adler University, where he is completing a graduate program in Clinical Mental
Health Counseling. Prior to this, Scott spent over a decade as a staff editor at two national magazines and at the University of Chicago’s book-publishing division, where he worked closely
with authors to publish award-winning narratives and journalism about science, the environment, and human relationships with the natural world. In the course of that work, he developed an appreciation of how the stories we tell—and the stories we are told—shape our experience of ourselves.

Therapy Approach:
Scott believes that every person is born with forms of intelligence and ability, and that these
innate gifts are drawn out or subdued by life experiences. He is dedicated to a collaborative
approach to therapy in which these strengths are cultivated. Scott sees the relationship
between patient and therapist as a working alliance, guided by the patient’s specific goals but
with room for exploration and discovery. He views therapy itself as a creative endeavor, in
which patient and therapist participate together in the process of understanding, constructing,
and honoring the patient’s story.

Depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, interpersonal conflict, intrapersonal identity

Currently Working With: young adults, mid-life adults, older adults, couples

Theoretical Lens:
Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, Adlerian, Narrative, Existential, Strength-based Cognitive-

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