Savanna Scott, MS, LPC, LMFT, LMT, C-IAYT, SEP, EMDR II, ERYT500, IFS Therapist, Reiki Master
Savanna is licensed as a psychotherapist (AR LPC #P2106008; FL Telehealth Provider #TPMC1151) and marriage/family therapist (AR LMFT #M2112001). She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas and a Master's degree in Clinical Counseling from John Brown University.
Savanna's specialty is trauma resolution, and in her quest for clinical excellence she has amassed over 750 hours of training to facilitate profound and lasting healing. Savanna has completed 25+ hours of training in Trauma-Informed Hypnotherapy; 45+ hours of training in complex trauma with Janina Fisher; 50+ hours of training in eye-movement modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting; 100+ hours of trauma-informed therapeutic yoga training; 100+ hours of training in Internal Family Systems, including an IFS Immersion and IFS Level 1 training, with plans to continue her studies with Susan McConnell, author and founder of Somatic Internal Family Systems; 200+ hours of training in developmental trauma renegotiation and touchwork with Raja Selvam (Integral Somatic Psychology, or ISP), Steve Terrell (Transforming the Experience-Based Brain, or TEB), and Kathy Kain (Touch Skills Training for Trauma Therapists, or TST); and 225+ hours of training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). The SEP Certificate requires a significant commitment to consultation personal sessions in addition to the hours spent in training modules, and is of particular significance to Savanna. Not only does her SEP certificate represent over three years of hard work, it represents a profound shift towards wholeness, resilience, and embodiment for her personally as well as professionally.
Savanna has a passion for knowledge and learning, and continues to expand her knowledge and skills. She is a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), serves on leadership of a special interest group, and is a student in their 72-hour Certificate Program in Complex Trauma and Dissociation. She completed Level One, The Complexities of Complex Trauma, in 2022 and will begin Level Two, From Complex Trauma to Dissociative Disorders, in Fall 2022.
No matter how she works with her clients, Savanna weaves her knowledge of polyvagal theory, neurobiology, and the neurophysiology of trauma into all that she does; her ever-growing understanding of how to speak to both the body and the mind helps her understand how to better facilitate a sense of deep and lasting healing for clients. This deep healing helps make space for you and others around you to live more freely, more joyfully, and more authentically.She also enjoys helping her clients find freedom from a variety of the symptoms that negatively impact their well-being, including anxiety, depression, grief, relational disturbances, family disturbances, and marital disturbances. Regardless of whether it seems "(insert whatever word here)" enough, if it's enough to cause you discomfort, then it's worth addressing to help you find freedom from it.
Savanna's journey with health and wellness began when she found yoga as a very unhealthy and unhappy teenager. Over a decade later, she returns to her mat day in and day out with more training and wisdom but with the same intention: to make more space for the good in her life. She has taught in studios and at yoga festivals all over Arkansas, and has trained all over the world with teachers such as Rachel Brathen, Lara Heimann, Kino MacGregor, Zabie Yamasaki, Tiffany Cruikshank, and Ram Jain. She has completed 1250+ hours of yoga education, including 40+ hours of yoga nidra training, 50+ hours of yin yoga training, 85+ hours of pre- and postnatal yoga training, 95+ hours of children's yoga training, over 100+ hours of trauma-sensitive yoga training, and has completed her 800-hour IAYT-approved (International Association of Yoga Therapists) yoga therapy training through Spanda ® Yoga Movement Therapy.
Savanna is an Accessible Yoga Ambassador and holds the highest credentials available to yoga professionals. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (Membership #65061121) and is registered through Yoga Alliance (Registry ID# 235360) as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level (E-RYT500), a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), and a Registered Childrens' Yoga Teacher (RCYT).
We offer Somatic Experiencing, therapy, marriage counseling, and yoga classes in beautiful Hot Springs, Arkansas. We have counselors and therapists available to help!
Savanna is a licensed bodyworker (AR LMT #8924) and has completed a 500-hour bodywork training with a focus on learning specific modalities to complement trauma renegotiation work. She studied Reflexology and Thai bodywork, and has completed 24 hours of training in cupping therapy through International Association of Cupping Therapists and 18 hours of training in CranioSacral Therapy with John Ray. As previously mentioned, she is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and has completed 200+ hours in developmental trauma renegotiation and touchwork (specifically Transforming the Experience-Based Brain with Steve Terrell and Touch Skills Training with Kathy Kain). SE, TEB, and TST are open to a variety of professions, and can include table work and certain elements better suited to bodywork settings.
Savanna is an an Usui Reiki Ryoho Master. She first began to study energy work as part of her own healing journey and was attuned to the first level of Usui Reiki in 2013. She practiced at that level for many years before receiving her Reiki II and Master Level attunements in the Usui Reiki Ryoho tradition in 2019. Reiki can be a very potent form of healing, and it combines well with many other modalities!