THERAPIST IN OPELIKA, JACKSON’S GAP & TROY // M.ED., MACE, LPC
Scott Estes has extensive experience in counseling with couples, individual adults, teenagers, and older children. Scott believes that he is saved by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone and not by any work he has done (Ephesians 2:8–9). Scott has special interest in forgiveness, anxiety, and of application of Scripture in counseling.
Consequently, it is both his duty and delight to extend the grace given to him through Jesus to those with whom he counsels. He understands that life is often complex, sin and suffering abound, and that hopelessness may seem to rule the day. Therefore, Scott strives to offer the hope of Christ with kindness and compassion in way that refuses to minimize a person’s sins, sufferings, and difficulties. He believes that genuine change results from transformation of the heart as the individual cooperates with God in the change process (Philippians 2:13) and as the individual becomes more and more Christ-centered in each area of his/her life (Galatians 2:20, Colossians 2:6–7, Hebrews 12).
Therefore, he works to address thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and motives of the individual within a biblical context. Finally, Scott believes that the ultimate goal of change is conformation into the image of Christ (Romans 8:29), although we will never be perfectly conformed into His image until we see Jesus face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12, 1 John 3:2).
Scott has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2003. He is also a member of Association of Biblical Counselors.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Auburn University in August 1989. He also earned his Master of Education in Community Agency Counseling from Auburn University in 1995, as well as an M.A. in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1997.
Scott has worked with Pathways Professional Counseling for approximately 16 years.