Who is Scott?

Scott moved to California in 2006 after learning about the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) while working as a tennis professional in North Carolina. While Scott greatly enjoyed coaching tennis, he was aware of an underlying desire to understand the human psyche on a deeper level. During his time working towards a Masters degree in East-West Psychology, he was profoundly influenced by the power of psychotherapy after having experiences in both individual therapy as well as group settings. Scott traveled for a year in Asia and then decided to return to California to obtain a Masters Degree in Somatic Psychology. Scott has worked in numerous settings as a mentor, coach, and therapist. He was an expressive arts therapist at the California Pacific Medical Center; a Psychotherapist intern at the Marina Counseling Center; and a tennis professional with Higgins Tennis; Currently, Scott holds a position as a therapeutic behavioral coach at St. Vincent's School for Boys as well as a group leader and wilderness guide with the Stepping Stones project. Scott obtained his Marriage and Family Therapy license in 2014. He has been working privately as a mentor since 2011.

For the last ten years Scott has been an avid practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Additionally, Scott has made frequent trips to Spirit Rock meditation center to participate in week long intensive meditation retreats. Scott incorporates mindful body awareness into all aspects of his life, including his work as a mentor.


People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.
— Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

Scott Fischer, MA, MFT #83959