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At California Integrative Therapy, we have a wide range of practitioners, each with their own unique style and approach.

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Meet Scott Whelan

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

You may be at a very difficult point in your life, feeling anxious, depressed, stuck, or overwhelmed. The very fact that you are here seeking therapy speaks to your inherent resourcefulness and drive towards change and hope. Unresolved past experiences may have led you to adopt roles or patterns in your life that do not feel aligned with who you truly are. Through our work together, we will bring compassion and understanding to your story, connecting the dots between present and past and empowering you to live a fulfilling and authentic life full of possibility.

Scott is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board-Certified Music Therapist in Pasadena, California. Specializing in trauma, Scott values a compassionate and collaborative approach, supporting clients in reconnecting with their own authenticity and resilience. Scott considers it a privilege to support and witness each of his client’s unique strengths and stories as they seek to create meaning, growth and hope.

Scott works from a Narrative approach while integrating trauma-informed, resource-oriented, and evidenced-based therapies. Over the past decade Scott has worked extensively with LGBTQ+ individuals, teens, and young adults in all levels of care. He is passionate in affirming and celebrating authentic self-expression. Scott is a skilled group facilitator using Music Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in creative ways to foster connection and empowerment. Scott considers it a joy to align with people of all ages as they navigate the effects of trauma, marginalization, life transitions, or crisis.


  • MA, Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology (Antioch University, Los Angeles)
  • BA, Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy (California State University, Northridge)
  • Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC #15735)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Member of the American Music Therapy Association


  • Individuals, Teens, Young Adults, Kids, Groups
  • Artists & Creative Professionals, Highly Sensitive People, Neurodiversity
  • Trauma, Complex Trauma C-PTSD, Attachment, Somatic-Mindfulness, DBT, Feminist and Narrative Therapy

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Scott is a passionate, experienced and creative clinician dedicated to working with highly sensitive and neurodivergent individuals healing from complex trauma. Through his clinical work and drawing from personal experience Scott has come to understand that human beings are always striving towards wholeness, meaning and authenticity. Scott is a songwriter, recording and performing artist who remains active in the music industry and believes in using the arts for healing, advocacy and activism.


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