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Scott Hove, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

Primary Therapist

Scott works well with young men struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and relationship conflicts.  Scott also has extensive experience helping adolescents with non-verbal learning difficulties, social skills deficits, and executive functioning challenges.  Scott’s easy demeanor, coupled with his creativity and humor, help foster strong rapport with both students and families.  He believes that the family system work is often as important as the work the young men are doing in therapy.

Scott has a comprehensive therapeutic background. Prior to Vista, Scott was a therapist at a residential treatment center for adolescent males on the Autism Spectrum, honing his skills in addressing emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.  In addition, Scott spent many years working at a renowned wilderness therapy program, supporting at-risk youth in the wilderness setting, applying motivational interviewing techniques along with cognitive behavioral therapy.  Scott is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which promotes mindfulness work, relationship skills, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance.  He loves the power that comes from doing group therapy and the work that can be done in this more social setting.

Scott enjoys mountain biking and skiing. He also loves to cook and garden. But most
importantly, Scott enjoys spending time playing outside with his wife, young son, and daughter.