No matter what flavor or amount of suffering you're experiencing right now, I promise you two things: You are not alone, and...

 

...the end of your struggle is available now.

Welcome. Welcome to you and to whatever it is that brings you to this space today, whether it be sorrow, stress, grief, anger, curiosity, or numbness. Whether you are mildly confounded or feeling at wit's end, you are welcome here. In this space, you and what troubles you will be treated with the utmost respect. You are not broken. You are not your problems. Here, you are considered a fellow traveler on the path to wholeness, to a life that is...fully alive!

Welcome to Fullbeingness.com

 

You have found the online home of Scott L. Fenton, PsyD.  I am a licensed psychologist, personal coach, and consultant based in Madison, Wisconsin.  I am dedicated to providing compassionate, quality care to adult individuals, couples, and groups of all lifestyles.  I practice mindful, presence-based therapy because it is the most direct way of bringing about the peace, connection, love, courage, strength, clarity, flow, and purpose we all long for in our lives.

What I Offer

Therapy that cares about what you want, not just what's "wrong."
Asking for help can be one of the hardest, most vulnerable things we can do. My job is to be with you in a judgement-free zone.
Whether you're struggling just to get through the day, or simply noticing a vague, undefinable longing for...something, you are not alone.

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Being Present is Effective

More and more Research demonstrates that mindfulness-based therapies are effective at treating an ever-widening variety of issues. My experience bears this out as well. I have enjoyed seeing the benefits of my approach to therapy with the following concerns:

Anxiousness/Stress - feeling that you just can’t relax or something unpleasant will happen. You’re body feels tight, as if constantly bracing for the worst. Sleep problems - Trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or just putting yourself to bed (see escapism).

Numbness/lack of enjoyment - Feeling that life has lost its color and luster. Feeling like your disconnected from your heart, your feelings. Here, life can feel meaningless.

Grief - The sadness and despair that can come from any loss. Loss comes in many forms, from the death of a person or beloved animal, to losses inherent in changes to our relationship or health, to expectations of our future or insights about our past.

Self-esteem - Getting down on yourself. Any form or degree of being unkind with yourself. Also known as shame.

Feeling Stuck - That quicksand feeling: the harder you struggle, the more stuck you get. Could be with behaviors, mental activity, or emotional themes.

Relationships - Whether it’s with family, friends, a lover, a roommate or a co-worker, when our relationships aren’t working, we don’t feel good.

Perfectionism - A compulsion to do it “right” or not at all. We tie our self-worth to the outcome of our endeavors. Often associated with escapism, procrastination, anxiety, and despair. Perfectionism is a cruel master.

Conflict Avoidance - Avoiding conflict can perpetuate stress, helplessness, and negative self-evaluation.

Life transitions- Whether it’s a change in housing, career, relationship or health, life transitions can be overwhelming and full of difficult decisions.

Spiritual crisis - Confronting the discrepancy between your beliefs and your life experiences can be scary and unsettling.

Identity crisis - A painful state of changing your ideas about “Who am I?” This could be a  question about your spirituality, your sexuality, your career, and everything in between.

Discipline/Procrastination - Having trouble starting or stopping a particular habit.

Presence-based therapy starts with a practice of being in the moment and becoming compassionate observers of ourselves. From this grounded vantage point, the truth of of our fears and desires can be effortlessly experienced and seen through. 

Want to know more about how mindfulness can help you?

Let's Talk

Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there lies a field. I'll meet you there."
- Rumi

Take the Next Step

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 (20 minutes or so), initial conversation at no charge to you. I am LGBTQ friendly, and welcome all ethnicities, spiritual practices, and political persuasions!

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