Our Providers and Team
Dr. Scott K. Elmore
Psy.D; LPC; CCSOT
I moved to Salem in 2015, after I graduated from Alliant International University with my Doctorate in Clinical-Forensic Psychology. Prior to moving to Salem, I had been in residency in San Francisco, and before that, Santa Ana, California.
Along with my Doctorate in Clinical-Forensic Psychology, I hold Masters degrees in Counseling Psychology, Marriage Therapy, and Family Therapy. I have extensive experience in working with people suffering from severe and persistent mental illness, anxiety, depression, anger issues, sexual abuse, violent, and criminal behavior. Additionally, I have experience working in community mental health, helping individuals, couples, and families cope with everyday stresses.
I am a Board Member, and President-Elect, for the Oregon Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, and belong to other professional organizations such as the American Psychological Association, and the American Counseling Association. I strive to keep at the forefront of the research in my field of practice.
Hello! In my years of experience, I have found that my primary method of working with others is to come from a person-centered point of view. I've worked with folks who struggle with anxiety and depression, life stressors, and those who may have a history of trauma. My goal is to come alongside you during your journey and help you discover ways to cope with what has been going on in your life, and to help you address any unhelpful patterns of thought or behavior that may, at times, get in the way of you achieving your personal goals.
My approach is steeped in a humanistic point of view, wherein you are the expert of yourself. I offer cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy, and work from perspective that we are more than just diagnoses or labels. I am a firm social justice advocate and approach topics from a place of cultural responsiveness.
LMFT Associate; QMHP
Hi all! It is my belief that therapy should be centered on inclusivity on all fronts, and catering to your specific needs as an individual. In my time as a therapist I've worked various positions, from working with Marion County to opening my own small practice. I am happy to be a part of Riverfront, and excited to grow with our team.
I offer family and individual counseling for all ages, and cater to many different mental health needs. I have experience with those struggling with anxiety and depression, grief and loss, and relationships and lifestyle. I pride myself on carrying out a therapeutic process with equity and social justice, non-violence, and strengths based, trauma informed work. I want to support you in working through your areas of concern, increase your fulfillment in the relationships in your life, and guide you to taking steps that'll set you up to live your best life.
I believe that everyone has the ability and strength to make the changes they desire in their life. Some people need a place to explore how to do this, and this is where I can help. I see my role in the therapeutic process as providing a non-judgmental space to help clients clarify what changes they want to pursue, and guide them as they find their own strength and self-determination to make those changes.
I have a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University, and am also a member of the American Counseling Association, following the ACA Code of Ethics.
I have lived in the Salem area for almost two decades, and enjoy the Oregon Coast, live music events, and playing the ukulele.
Life is hard sometimes. Do you need someone to fully listen and share with you in your difficult issues or life experiences? Whether it's depression, anxiety, grief, or a difficult life transition, being open and honest is the first step toward healing and growth. Sometimes changing one thing in your day to day routine, such as talking to a counselor, can begin your positive shift and new momentum in your life.
My personality is quiet and calm, and I am very much a listener; people often say they can easily open up to me. I focus on being supportive as you find your unique strengths and view each individual holistically. I strive to make people feel understood, and to support you as you gain a better understanding and acceptance of self.