Scott getting a little pet therapy from his favorite rescue mastiff. 520 University AVE, Suite 150 / Madison, WI  53718 / 608-628-3963 /

Scott getting a little pet therapy from his favorite rescue mastiff.

520 University AVE, Suite 150 / Madison, WI  53718 / 608-628-3963 /


Presence-based therapy: a unified approach to addressing a multitude of human sufferings.  

There are a many reasons to decide to seek insight, guidance and support: sadness, loneliness, anger, grief, stress and anxiety, difficult relationships, feeling ostracized, trauma history, both obvious and subtle, feeling "stuck," feeling numb, frustration in making decisions, life changes, pursuing goals, or just a sense that something isn't quite right, like life is passing you by. While the specifics may be different from person to person, my experience, both personal and professional is that the underlying problem is the same: we are disconnected from the present moment, and hence, our being, true nature, or "presence." And where there is disconnection from presence there is suffering and it's symptoms, no matter how subtle, of anxiousness, despair, confusion, shame, and frustration. In a very real sense, we have abandoned ourselves. When we are more in-touch with true being, we feel at home. There is warmth, kindness, patience, strength, respect, and love. At the core of your suffering, do you not notice the longing to feel at home in your life? In your self?

Help without the condescension. 

Asking for help can be one of the hardest, most vulnerable things we can do. Often, it's because, in our past, we have all received "help" that, at best, left us feeling in some way inferior. At worst, we have felt taken advantage of, in a sense used to prop-up someone else's need to feel better about themselves. The field of psychology is no exception to such abuses. This is why, whether you are seeking psychotherapy,  personal coaching, or consultation, it is my vow to you that I will be treat you as an equal, and whatever problem you bring to me I will hold it in the highest regard, as it is a part of your sacred journey. While my doctoral training, years of personal-growth work, and professional experience provides some general knowledge which may (or may not!) be helpful, you are the expert on you and your life. My job is simply to ask questions, provide reflection, and embody to the best of my ability the loving strength of presence. My job is to help you find the right answers for you.

So why not give me a call or send me an email? I'm happy to talk with you on the phone for a brief (about 20 minutes or so), initial conversation at no charge to you.

Scott L. Fenton, PsyD, LLC/608-628-3963/

"The basic work of health professionals in general... is to become full human beings and to inspire full human being-ness in other people who feel starved about their lives." - Chogyam Trungpa