Tony E. Scott, MSW, LCSW-R


“Sometimes in life we find ourselves stuck, unable to fulfill our goals, unable to help ourselves or those around us.  Often at these times it is our complete reliance on our strength, our unbalanced development that holds us back.”


My office is located in the Boardman House at 120 E. Buffalo St., in centrally isolated, yet beautiful, downtown Ithaca, New York; close to both Cornell University (my undergraduate alma mater) and Ithaca College.  I am also the recipient of a master’s degree from the  clinical social work program at Syracuse UniversityMy human service experience extends back to 1981 when I began working for various agencies with diverse populations in the states of Arizona, Idaho, New Jersey, and New York. I began my individual and family clinical experience  in 1997. It has taken place in university, community, and private practice settings.   I have been in  private practice in Ithaca since 1999.


I counsel individuals, families and couples from within the Central New York area in my private practice.  I welcome clients of ethnic and racial minority ancestry, multi-racial adoptive families, as well as, descendants of Caucasian and European origin.


CLIENT POPULATIONS: middle-school age children, adolescents, college students, young adults, middle age adults, couples and families.




ORIENTATION: Family Systems Theory, Psychodynamic theory, Cognitive Behavioral theory, Object Relations theory, Post-Constructionist Narrative theory and Self Psychology theory.


TECHNIQUES: Brief therapy, Narrative therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, meditation, breath work and dream work.


ISSUES:  ADD/ADHD, anxiety/panic, anger, bipolar disorder, creativity, couples, depression, divorce/separation, eating disorders, emotional abuse, ethnicity issues, gender issues, grief/loss, interpersonal relationships, life stage transitions, manic depression, marital growth/problems, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting/family, physical abuse, personal development, post traumatic stress disorder, racism, schizophrenia, spiritual identity, trauma, work issues.


FEE POLICY:  There are numerous health insurance plans, some of which I participate in: Aetna, Excellus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cornell Student/Staff & Faculty Health Insurance, Evergreen, HealthNow, Ithaca College Student/Staff & Faculty Health Insurance, United Behavioral Health, United HealthCare, POMCO and many where I am eligible for payment as an out-of-network or nonparticipating healthcare provider, i.e., Value Options.  When considering using employer provided or private health insurance please feel free to call my office and I will determine my eligibility to receive payment from your insurer.  Individuals who receive Medicare B benefits and also have supplemental insurance, such as AARP please feel free to call for an appointment.


Those who wish to pay out of pocket please call to receive a per session fee quote.  I utilize a sliding fee scale for those who do not have insurance and have some financial hardship.

Make appointments by phone at (607) 277-4538 or by email.
Tony E. Scott, MSW, LCSW-R
120 E. Buffalo St., 2nd fl., Ste.#5
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 277-4538

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