Hi, I'm Cary Scott, M.A., CSC, LPC-S. Thank you for taking the time to visit my site and getting to know a little about me. I am passionate about my work because I truly love and believe in what I do. I consider my work as a therapist to be an honor because I am able to join with others in their personal journey of life and walk with them through a difficult or challenging path. Sometimes the path is dark, scary, and frustrating. Sometimes our journeys are humbling and joyful. So often when people come to me they are seeking or experiencing a change in their life. I view these times of change to be a birthplace of personal growth, greater empowerment, wisdom, and strengthened resiliency. Of course the navigation of life doesn’t always feel so wise, empowering, or strong when we are struggling. This is where our work begins. Together we establish a therapeutic relationship that supports and benefits your goals. My training and experience provides me with the tools to be a knowledgeable and effective clinician. Continue reading to discover more about what lead me down my career path.
I am a graduate of Amberton University earning a master’s degree in Professional School Counseling and a master’s in Professional Counseling. I started my journey in Commerce, Texas at Texas A&M University Commerce as an education major specializing in early childhood education. After completing a bachelor of science, I went on to receive a bachelor of arts majoring in English.
At that time my education leads me to the classroom where I taught high school students English in the public school system for 12 years. During this journey I discovered the joy and fulfillment of working with teens and their families. Through my various roles in the school system as a professional mentor, team leader, curriculum and grant writer, presenter and trainer; I gained significant insight to the needs of kids and their families. I was motivated, by the work and relationships I experienced, to explore more ways I could further impact and inspire lives in a more in-depth and meaningful fashion. So, I began my research and studies in the field of professional counseling.
I have worked with a diverse population in the mental health field. I began as a therapist in an acute care adult psychiatric facility where I worked with patients dealing with severe mental illnesses and addiction. These patients were often impoverished and frequently homeless. I conducted therapeutic and psycho-educational groups, psycho-social interviews, created treatment plans, and established discharge plans for the patients and their families. The invaluable experience was challenging, eye opening, and always rewarding.
This work countered my work in the private practice setting as a co-facilitator of Phyllis Bisch’s “The Girls Group.” Here I supported adolescent girls through the many challenges of growing up and family dynamics. Following “The Girls Group,” I went on to work with internationally renowned Psychiatrist Dr. Colin Ross in his in-patient and out-patient adult trauma program in Dallas, Texas. This work has provided me with a strong knowledge base of the devastating effects of trauma and family dynamics. I became well trained in dealing with PTSD, depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders, and other co-morbidities.
I have always had a strong respect for my clients and the importance of feeling safe and comfortable in the therapeutic process. I have now brought my many talents, knowledge and experiences to the private practice setting in Rockwall and Dallas, Texas. If you or someone you know could benefit from my services reach out to me through my “Contact” page or just schedule an appointment through my on-line scheduling. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Let’s get to talking!
Hi, I'm Christy Maples, M.A., CSC, LPC-Intern Supervised by Cary Scott LPC-S. In a world full of unknowns, unwelcome thoughts and behaviors can creep into us until we don't recognize ourselves. I believe in the power of passion and my passion is working towards self-discovery with my clients. Together we will discover obstacles, thought patterns, behaviors, and underlying issues that are keeping you from living your best life. Through a strong therapeutic relationship filled with compassion and non-judgement we will embark on a journey to embrace life and all that comes with it.
A little about me…
I received my Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech in 2006 where I majored in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. During my time at Texas Tech I worked in a residential treatment center for adolescents who have emotional difficulties and traumatic life situations. It was here that my passion for mental health was planted and I began to grow in my love for helping people through life struggles.
I then went on to become a special education teacher in Coppell, TX working primarily with teens with behavior and learning disorders. My early years as a special education teacher were spent working as a teacher in our behavior unit teaching lessons related to coping skills, life skills, and overall control of their behavior. I went on to work for the district as a in-home/parent trainer where I went into the homes of the students and helped their families to bridge the skills being taught at school into the home. My last 3 years I served as the special education lead teacher coordinating behavior plans and Individual Education Plans as well as working with the students and their families to support their emotional well-being in the academic setting. After 8 years as a special education teacher, I completed my Masters of Arts in Counseling through Seton Hall University in 2010. During my masters program , I completed my practicum and internship at The Art Station where we used art to enhance the therapy process. I facilitated several groups for teens with anxiety and depression allowing them to uncover their identity and purpose in a safe therapeutic environment. I discovered the power of art as a coping mechanism to guide our subconscious and regulate our emotions.
After completing my Masters of Arts in Counseling, I was certified as a school counselor and served in this role for 4 years in the Plano area. During my time as a school counselor I served on several committees including a committee where I was an advocate of minorities to ensure they had the same access to education as well as increase our minority populations in AP courses. I helped to write suicide curriculum for the district and served on the crisis team. As a counselor it was my mission to ensure that the whole child was being helped; emotional, social, and academic. As a counselor, I experienced many unfortunate situations such as suicide, death of students, family disruptions, homelessness, grief, anxiety, depression, and many other life experiences that led me to the decisions to pursue my passion and work towards my licensure of an LPC and transition into a counselor in the private practice setting.
If you or anyone you know are in need of services, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have! Feel free to email me at [email protected].
Let’s walk your story together.