Advisory Board Member

Ericha Scott, PhD

Dr. Ericha Scott, licensed as E. Hitchcock Scott, PhD, LPCC917 in California, has 31 years of professional experience working with those who have co-occuring addictions and complex trauma. As the trauma therapist for Sierra Tucson she was granted The Alumni Recognition Award, as one of three staff member recipients out of 285 employees. Over the last several decades she has lectured widely and published research in peer review journals, in the United States and abroad. She has published case studies and research on self-mutilation by dissociative disordered individuals and her theory of creative arts therapy for trauma and addiction. Her contribution to the book, Integrative Therapies for Addiction Treatment, will be published by Oxford University Press by 2017. She has previously been published by The Journal of Chemical Dependency, The Journal of Arts in the Psychotherapies, Haworth Press/Taylor Francis, and Arterapie (A Czech Republic professional art therapy journal).

Dr. Scott has run a graduate program in counseling psychology, worked as the clinical director for several treatment centers, taught medical doctors how to provide art therapy for physical illness for the Andrew Weil program at the University of Arizona, and she has hosted her own TV show for 2 years.

Dr. Scott, who is also an artist and a certified interfaith spiritual director, continues to contribute to the fields of addiction and trauma with a deep sense of passion and commitment. Dr. Scott has six licenses in four states and she is a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist and a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist.

To read academic and lay press publications by Dr. Scott, please go to and click the link in the menu for Media Publications.