After twenty years in practice, I still look forward to helping people piece together their lives. I strive to help others heal from their past, while empowering them to be active participants in their present and future health and happiness. Individuals, couples and families can grow through adversities and heal.
My experience includes working with various Medical disorders. I have a passion for working with people who have Cancer and their families, in all capacities. I help patients and the families cope with the diagnosis, treatment, and pai I work as a member of their treatment team helping them with the emotional and psychological aspects of a Cancer diagnosis.
I approach each client as a unique individual with their own experience, past and present. I use various therapeutic modalities, such as: Solution-Focused Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Hypnosis when applicable. I also use Mindfulness Therapy, emphasizing the importance of the Mind-Body Connection.I integrate into the counseling relationship compassion, education, and coaching to help bring about growth and change.I enjoy educating parents with practical solutions for setting and enforcing boundaries and disciplining using natural and logical consequences.Working with couples, it’s important to learn communication techniques, work together as a team, and rekindle the joy felt early in their relationship. I provide assistance with divorce recovery for the couple and children when needed.I work with LGBT clients to assist them to explore their sexuality issues, to accept themselves, go through the coming out process, as well as dealing with any family issues associated with their sexuality or lifestyle. I work with same sex couples, not only to deal with couple issues but also with specific issues that this population experiences.I have worked at Coppell Counseling Center for the past 13+ years. Recently I have expanded my practice to Family Tree Counseling Center in Plano. Hours and Scheduling for Coppell:Monday & Wednesday 9:45 am - 6:15 p.m.Schedule on line at www.therapyappointment.comor by calling voicemail at 972 393-1596 Ext. 24.Hours and Scheduling for Plano:Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:00 p.m., Thursday 9:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 p.m.Schedule by calling voicemail at 972 393-1596, Ext. 24Ms. Scalise contracts with the following insurance companies:CignaUnited HealthcareOptumUMRAetnaLifeworks Ceridan EAPCash, checks, credit/debit cards as well as HSA cards are accepted.New Patients:Please click on the PDF icon and download, print and review the insurance and information forms below and return on your first visit:Insurance and Information Forms