Meet Emma Scott at Psychiatry of the Palm Beaches
Meet Emma Scott at Psychiatry of the Palm Beaches. Emma treats a lot of different conditions, with some of the most common being anxiety, depression, mood disorders, OCD and compulsive disorders, and various traumas. For more information, book an appointment, or contact us at your earliest convenience. Psychiatry of the Palm Beaches is serving patients in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Garden, Stuart, Royal Palm Beach, FL, Vero Beach FL, Plantation FL, Jacksonville FL, and Port St. Lucie FL.
Table of Contents:
What is the educational background of Emma Scott?
What inspires Emma Scott the most to serve?
How does Emma Scott treat her patients?
What is the care philosophy of Emma Scott?
What are some of Emma Scott’s interests?
Is Emma Scott accepting new patients?
How can I make an appointment with Emma Scott?
Emma Scott grew up in Northern California, in the bay area near Sunnyvale. Having a desire to travel to other states and experience more of the country, she went to the University of Alabama. After majoring in Exercise and Sports Science and Business. She went to graduate school in Atlanta at South College where she did her medical training. Emma’s journey has expanded her horizons, which is what she hoped when she moved. Emma went from a small town to the big city and to a big time football program and now to a rapidly growing Florida in the expanding Wellington area.
Emma’s greatest desire in medicine is to help others who are going through vulnerable times and make a tangible difference in their lives. She was drawn to the continuity of care and ability to spend time with patients and to build a meaningful, supportive relationship over time with them. The opportunity to “help them live their best lives” and working with Dr. David Husted was a deciding reason for joining Psychiatry of the Palm Beaches. His mentorship and approach has given her even better tools and ways to inspire and collaborate with patients.
She has always been interested in the relationship between brain and body, with many different interests and passions. Intrigued to see how the mind reacted in many social situations and also with the body in sports, she enjoyed listening to her friends talk about how to perform or succeed or simply vent! Calmly and with tremendous interest and empathy, she would encourage them to express how they really felt. Validating their feelings and being a confidante gave her a deep sense of fulfillment. It also inspired her to help them fulfill their potential or see difficult or frustrating moments to a better conclusion. When she performed her psychiatry rotation during her medical training, Emma realized Psychiatry and supportive therapy was something she enjoyed and would love to do as she practiced medicine!
Emma’s approach first is to listen quietly and fully engaged with what is being said. Friends and patients would describe her strengths as being a great listener, having a warm personality, and expressing a caring, positive attitude. Her empathy and patience with others, to fully listen to the details until they are ready to hear a little feedback or possible first steps, is an approach Emma brings to every collaborative session. Emma wishes someone could have helped her more with the undiagnosed anxiety she often felt or moments of eating disorder. Emma sees a lot of different conditions, with some of the most common being anxiety, depression, mood disorders, OCD and compulsive disorders, and various traumas.
For instance, she thrived on and experienced many of the challenges of being a competitive gymnast at a high level and the many issues she and her teammates experienced, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, verbal abuse. Due to the highly competitive nature of the programs, she would have sessions with sports psychologists and psychiatrists to deal with the issues related to pressure and performance expectations, just like life! She learned about stress and perfectionism and mental blocks. When she went to university, Emma walked away from the intense sports culture and transitioned to putting the many lessons learned in these situations to daily use as she works with others in their daily struggles. We all face different challenges and struggles!
Emma Scott’s philosophy of care is inspired by her natural warmth and how she makes others feel comfortable. She likes to understand any pain or obstacles her patients are experiencing. Emma focuses on working with primary areas of difficulty and then helping to build on mental health successes. She finds that one step at a time, one can travel a very long distance. Being part of the journey to mental health and “living your best life” over time is very fulfilling.
Emma realizes that success in life in part is about the situations we pursue, even if personally difficult, and also what we decide is not helpful or wanted. She sees and lives how effective and important psychiatry is for society and how it is underutilized.
Emma has many interests including traveling in the US and internationally, hiking, tennis, the beach, reading, being outdoors, sailing, yoga, and college football. As for travel, Croatia and Greece are two of her favorite places visited.
You can book an online appointment with Emma Scott at Psychiatry of the Palm Beaches. Please note that you are only requesting an appointment. We will notify you to confirm & schedule your appointment. Please allow at least 24 hours for us to contact you.