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Dr Scott Terry Clinical Supervisor Iowa

Dr. Scott Terry

Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Scott Terry, Ed.D., LMFT (IA and IL), MFT (NE), LMHC (IA), LCPC (IL), IMHP (NE), Ch.T.

Clinical Director

Hi, my name is Scott Terry. I have a doctorate so you can call me Dr Terry if you want, but most people just call me Scott. That is part of my whole approach to therapy. I believe in making this whole process less formal, less intrusive on your life, and making it customizable to be supportive of your needs so that it is far more impactful and meaningful to you than traditional therapy. I do this so we can communicate in a direct, honest and natural way, so that “real” change can fully happen for you.

I am the Executive & Clinical Director of Midwest Counseling Center. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor, as well as a hypnotherapist, educator, business consultant, and artist. I have been practicing since 2000. I have had vast experience with a wide range of individual, couple and family concerns. I have also provided counseling services to businesses. I have been on the board of three mental health organizations and have been a professor at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and other university settings.

My personal educational background includes two masters, a doctorate (and most of my second doctorate and post-doctorate work on a second doctorate) in a variety of overlapping disciplines – from counseling and marriage and family therapy to psychology, educational psychology, education, special education and interdisciplinary arts. I bring all of this knowledge and education to the field of therapy, as well as my extensive business background – which has made a meaningful difference in the corporate and small and medium-size business realms.

I come from a business and arts background. In the past, I also helped start companies (creating new divisions, company expansions, and re-organizations) and made a video and photographic documentaries for seniors. I was always interested in paradigm shifts and in how individuals perceived things and how these perceptions could change and make a difference in the growth of the company or individual.

My background also includes supervising and training many psychotherapists, from various different disciplines, as well as through my own private practice, and in university settings. I have published and presented to numerous distinctive audiences.

I am the director, founder and clinical supervisor of the Midwest Counseling Center. I have trained, supervised and taught dozens of successful therapists of all disciplines who have gone on to do profound work in their respective fields.

I have consulted on cases with counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, certified drug and alcohol clinicians and psychiatrists, as well as with medical professionals of all stripes.

Make an appointment today with Dr. Scott Terry by filling out our Contact Form below. He is only available for online phone and video sessions – not face to face sessions.


  • ACA / “Obamacare” (Most Panels)
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Coventry Health Care of Iowa
  • Harken Health
  • HealthLink
  • HealthSmart / lnterplan Health Group (IHG)
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Iowa Hawkeye (children)
  • Iowa Medicaid
  • LifeSynch (a Humana Company)
  • Magellan
  • Midlands Choice
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Multiplan / PHCS
  • Optum
  • Next Level Health Insurance
  • PsycHealth
  • Tricare
  • Unicare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • ValueOptions
  • Wellcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

LOCATION: Fairfield IA
PROVIDES SERVICES FOR: Children (7 yrs up) ~ Teens ~ Adults ~ Couples ~ Families ~ LGBTQ
SPECIALTIES: Addiction ~ ADD/ADHD ~ Adjustment Disorders ~ Anger Management ~ Anxiety ~ Child Welfare ~ Concierge Counseling Services ~ Cognitive disorders (e.g. gifted & having a learning disorder) ~ Depression ~ Divorce ~ Eating Disorders ~ First Responders ~ Grief and Loss ~ Obsessive Compulsive ~ Phobias ~ Postpartum ~ Pregnancy ~ Premarital & Marital Counseling ~ PTSD ~ Relationship Issues ~ Severe Mental Illnesses (e.g. Bipolar) ~ Spirituality ~ Stress Management ~ Suicidal / Homicidal Thoughts ~ Trauma and Abuse ~ Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) ~ Weight Loss ~ Work Life Stress / Transitions
METHODS: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) ~ Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) ~ Brain Spotting ~ Brief Therapy ~ Existential ~ Exposure Therapy ~ Gottman Method ~ Integrative ~ Mindfulness ~ Psychodynamic Therapy ~ Imago Couple Therapy ~ Mentalization-based therapy (MBT) ~ Motivational Interviewing ~ Person-Centered ~ Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) ~ Strength Based ~ And Many Others Including My Own Theoretical Work