Scott Kleinert, LPC is a licensed professional counselor, specializing in adult mental health counseling.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Tech University, a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Radford University, and is a Certified Specialist in Anger Management (CSAM), having received training on the neurology behind anger and anger management techniques, which qualifies him to also facilitate anger management groups.
Working with patients that suffer from depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and thought disorders, Scott provides therapy using a cognitive behavioral approach (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a technique for treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and changes in behavioral patterns such as self-harm and substance abuse.
Scott became interested in behavioral health issues at a young age after a mission trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, which ranks last in the state for quality of life and health behaviors and 85% of its families struggles with alcohol addiction.
For the past 13 years Scott has been employed within the Virginia Community Service Board system as an Emergency Services Clinician, and most recently worked through the Valley Community Services Board at the Middle River Regional Jail in Staunton, VA, working with inmates with mental health and substance use disorders.
Having worked in other localities throughout his career in, Scott appreciates the opportunity to now serve those in the community where he lives with his wife and two sons. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and bowling, and is an avid fan of the 2019 World Series Champions Washington Nationals and the Washington Football Team.