R. Scott Palmer, PhD


R. Scott Palmer, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

I can help you Awaken Your Best State, Choose Well, and Thrive across the journey that is life:  1) Awakening Your Best State -The quality of our lives is a reflection of our state (physiology, mood, focus, and self-talk). I can assist you to access your best states; 2) Choosing Well -Our life's journey is a reflection of our choices. I can help you find pragmatic solutions to the never ending choices we must make in life; 3) Thrive-The results of our life are based on what we do.  Thriving is when we do our best.  We all have a gap between what we know will help us to thrive and what we actually do. I can help you narrow this gap.

I have spent 35 years helping people to transform their lives (over 20 years as a licensed psychologist and over 15 years supervising mental health programs).  I have a PhD in clinical psychology and a PhD in Human Services.  My holistic approach draws from mindfulness based cognitive approaches, solution-focused therapy and somatic experiencing.  I have completed 75 days of training Somatic Experiencing, 8 days in Somatic Experiencing and 12 days in Sensorimotor Psycotherapy.

My dog, Dogtor Sveglia Anand (Dr. of Awakening Joy), assists me in sessions.   You can check the smiling and loving fluff ball out on Youtube with her video, Keeshond Therapy Dog Having Fun (Dogtor Sveglia’s Adventures)  -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bkaBP_bT8g&t=4324s



  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Complex PTSD
  • Couples Counseling
  • Developmental Trauma
Awakening Solutions Counseling
Business Phone:
Mobile Phone:
3943 Tempest Drive
Lake Oswego, Oregon, 97035
United States of America
Available Sessions:
Teletherapy Sessions Available