A Scott Greer, Ph.D.
Welcome to my web page.
After 36 years of providing psychotherapy, psychological assessments, and consultation/supervision, I will be retiring from my career as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist on July 30, 2021. This has been a most rewarding journey and I am deeply grateful to everyone who confided in me and gave me the trust and opportunity to be of service. Yes, I will miss the relationships that have been established, though I recognize that it is time for me to redirect how I will be spending my time going forward.
I started and maintained a solo private practice in West Los Angeles in 1988 and opened a second office in Eureka California in 2006. Since moving to Eureka, I maintained an in-person and telehealth practice in Los Angeles while sustaining a full time in-person practice here in Eureka.
My initial training was Kleinian and Object Relations oriented, but over the years I have utilized Affect Theory, Attachment theory, Cognitive Behavioral and Reality Therapy modalities in treatment. Over the course of my career, I provided individual, couples, family and adolescent psychotherapy services, as well as peer supervision and consultation.
Also, I taught at Ryokan College in Los Angeles for 30 years in addition to serving as the Chairman of the Academic Programs, and Chairman of the Department of Psychology for 20+ years. At Ryokan, I taught in the Masters, Doctorate and Continuing Education programs. A few of the courses I taught include Psychopathology, psychopharmacology, Clinical Techniques, Ethics and Law and Dissertation Writing workshops.
Aside from teaching and private practice, I worked extensively in the development of adolescent treatment programs, as well as serving as the clinical director of several adolescent treatment agencies (residential and hospital based). In addition, I served as a consultant to these types of programs. I have provided supervision to masters and doctoral level psychologist trainees and interns at several agencies which provided community mental health services.
When I predominately worked with teens, I provided hundreds of psychological evaluations for this population. I also provided pre-employment and fitness for duty evaluations for various law enforcement agencies, including, the LA County Sheriff's Department, California Highway Patrol, various Southern California beach community police departments and the DEA. In addition to my private practice and duties as a college educator/administrator, I worked for 8 years as a consultant to the Department of Homeland Security.
In past years I served as an Orals Exam Commissioner for the California Board of Psychology (no orals in California anymore). I continue to be actively involved with the North Coast Association of Mental Health Professionals (NCAMHP) in Humboldt County (Secretary 2008, 2009, President 2010, President Elect 2011). I am also on the Board of Directors of the Humboldt Independent Practice Association (HIPA) where I serve as the liaison to NCAMHP.
And yes, I do have a life outside of this profession-something that keeps me sane...well mostly. With my retirement, I look forward to delving into my ever- growing bucket list of things I want to do. As the old saw goes, “so much to do and so little time.”
This webpage is being maintained as a reminder of how I can be contacted after I retire. I can be reached via my email address firstname.lastname@example.org
A. Scott Greer, Ph.D.
California Licensed Psychologist, Retired # PSY 10454