I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor (LMFT-S) and Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) dedicated to helping my clients identify healthy behaviors that lead to healthy lives, relationships, and decision-making.

I strongly believe that our families of origin influence the way we think, feel, and the choices we make in life.  I enjoy helping clients gain insight, tolerate and reduce anxiety, and create intimacy with their partners. 

I embrace cultural and religious diversity, and strongly believe that there is no "normal."  I believe we develop and participate in patterns of behavior with our loved ones, and it takes intentional effort to get unstuck.  I consider it a privilege to learn my clients' stories and play a role in their therapeutic journey.

My strengths as a therapist include an innate ability to restore calm in relationships disrupted by the stress of chronic, unresolved conflicts and emotional disconnection.  I am open-minded to all perspectives in the room, leading my clients to feel safe and heard. 

 

I have served individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings including community agencies, shelters, residential treatment facilities, churches, and private practice.  I have a conveniently accessible location, providing therapeutic services to the communities of Frisco, Plano, North Dallas, and surrounding areas.

Education
I hold a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

I earned my Master of Science in Family Therapy at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. ​  I am a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies & Human Services with a secondary major in American Ethnic Studies. 

Professional Affiliations
I am a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), a member of the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (TAMFT), and member and former President of the Dallas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (DAMFT) from 2013-2015.

I am also professionally affiliated with the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). 

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Copyright © 2020 Layla Z. Scott
 
Layla Z. Scott, PhD, LMFT-S, CFLE is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor and Certified Family Life Educator. Practicing in North Texas since 2010, Layla works with individuals, couples, families, and groups from Frisco, Plano, North Dallas and the surrounding areas. 
5850 Town & Country Blvd, Suite 801, Frisco, TX 75034
 
214-997-3173 
 
laylazscott.phd@gmail.com