Scott Symes, Psy.D – Dr. Scott Symes is a Licensed Psychologist who completed his doctoral work at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology (2002). He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Missouri Southern State University (1996). Throughout Dr. Symes’ training he has been keenly interested in the effect the mind has on the body. Currently, Dr. Symes is one of the owners of Rejuvenate and is working to bring his vision to life.
Philosophy: “Most of the people who come to see me are in a state of identity crisis – meaning that they are looking to change something about who they are, or aspects of their life. I work hard to help each individual become more empowered, to take control and to become the person they want to be.” Dr. Symes loves results and is a very active therapist, educating, teaching skills, and giving homework. Dr. Symes believes that therapy is like learning to play an instrument – “you must practice, rigorously, outside the therapy session if you are going to achieve results.”
Dr. Symes is certified in Cognitive Therapy, the most researched and efficacious form of therapy. He has also been certified in PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program), used to improve any relationship. He is using his knowledge of mind-body techniques and cognitive therapy to teach others how to live balanced lives. His main interest areas are all forms of anxiety and depression, health psychology, identity, and psychological evaluation (testing). Dr. Symes strives to establish a collaborative, working relationship with every individual he sees at Rejuvenate.