Scott Boyd, Certified Addiction Specialist


About Me

Most likely you’re not looking for a therapist because you feel so awesome you want to pay someone to talk about it. I know that certainly wasn’t the case for me -- I first sought therapy because I was in a ton of pain (and not the physical kind). If that sounds familiar, first off, welcome. Second, although suffering is painful, sometimes it is the only thing that can motivate us to make the positive changes necessary for true happiness. Although it might be external circumstances that caused you to start looking for a counselor, I believe it is the internal work that sets us free. If we are waiting for people to act differently towards us, the world to be more fair, our boss to recognize our genius, etc. then we are giving away control of our happiness. I firmly believe that we all have the capacity to be truly happy. My aim as a therapist is to help you get rid of the parts of you that are standing in the way of this. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Addictions Specialist, EMDR Trained, EFT trained and DeTUR (an EMDR protocol used in addiction treatment). I moved back to Colorado in 2015 after living and working in New York and Los Angeles. I'm married with two kids, two dogs, four chickens and a cat. I have a daily meditation practice, I have a restaurant in Denver and write fiction.

Education & Experience

Education: Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Conservation from University of Colorado at Boulder. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC.0015025) and a Certified Addiction Specialist (ACC.0998335). Experience: Individual and group therapy with adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings Individual and group therapy with adults and adolescents in an intensive outpatient rehab I worked as a supervisor at the Suicide Prevention Center in Los Angeles Trainings EFT EMDR DeTUR: EMDR for addictions

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

American Counseling Association: National organization dedicated to the counseling profession Colorado Counseling Association: State branch of ACA ICEEFT: The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy BCEFT: Boulder Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy EMDRIA: Organization of mental health professionals dedicated to excellence and integrity in EMDR

Specialty Area

  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples


  • English