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Department Center for Adult Behavioral Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cognitive-behavioral Treatment
  • Couples Therapy
  • General Psychotherapy
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Media Psychology
  • Outpatient Psychotherapy
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Stress and Physical Health
View all 6 Specialties +


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About Scott Bea, PsyD

Scott Bea, Psy.D. is a practitioner of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and concentrates his clinical practice on anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Bea is a psychotherapy trainer and supervisor in the Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Cleveland Clinic. Additionally, Dr. Bea is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Dr. Bea received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Florida Tech in 1986. He graduated following his internship at the Cleveland VA Medical Center. He has authored a variety of professional articles about anxiety conditions, psychotherapy, tinnitus, and training primary care physicians to make appropriate psychotherapy referrals.

Dr. Bea enjoys speaking to a wide variety of audiences. In particular, he enjoys helping others develop attitudinal strategies designed to reduce worry, limit frustration and promote a sense of contentment. Finally, Dr. Bea frequently consults with the news media in order to convey psychological concepts to the general public.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, FL USA

Internship - VA Medical Center-Wade Park
Clinical Psychology
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH USA

Specialty Interests

Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, treatment of anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Mood disorders, psychology of performance media psychology, and motivational speaking

Awards & Honors

  • Teacher of the Year, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, 2005-2006
  • Alumnus of the Year, Florida Tech School of Psychology, 2009
Patient Satisfaction Reviews

74 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr. Bea is extremely knowledgeable, attentive, & caring. He puts his patient at ease with his cordial manner and sincerity.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr. Bea has been a godsend. I've never trusted talking to someone like I do talking to him!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

extremely helpful staff in getting my appointments scheduled. Dr. Scott listened - understood - was honest & I am really looking forward to my following appointments and him helping me

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

dr bea is grrrreat!

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Dr. Bea is outstanding! I am so lucky to be his patient. He truly epitomizes compassion, understanding and the caregiver / patients first spirit of CCF.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr Bea is always very professional, and takes the time to listen.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr Scott Bea is very easy to talk to and his feedback is extremely encouraging and helpful. I always feel a sense of calm and relief after a session with Dr Bea. I am gaining mental strength to overcome some of my anxiety due to his professional guidance.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr Bea asked appropriate questions and offered useful feedback and suggestions for managing my conditions

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Dr. Bea is a great psychologist and I trust him in all my dealings. He has a great background and I always feel very encouraged after talking with him.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Dr. Bea is a wonderful doctor and person! I would recommend him to anyone with my condition! I cannot thank him enough for all the help he has given me!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Dr Bea is extremely empathetic & encouraging & provides sensible & realistic guidance. I appreciate his expertise.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

I really like coming to Dr. Bea. He listens and is very down to earth and tells it like it is which I appreciate.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Dr. Bea is very good w/what he does--he is truly an expert.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Dr. Bea is a good listener and explains things well.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

I would recommend Dr. Bea to anyone and travel to Cleveland Clinic specifically to see him. I get my regular medical needs met at MetroHealth's main campus which I can walk to.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. Bea is very busy. however, if I ever need to speak to him I can call, leave a voicemail and he will call me back.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. Bea is an amazing doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Bea. From the first five minutes of our first appointment, I knew that I had found the exact help I was looking for. Dr. Bea is kind, patient, non-judging, compassionate and approachable. He is absolutely fantastic.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

the online portal was easy to use. Dr Bea provided a phone number so I could easily schedule my next appt.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

I am truly grateful for Dr. Bea's compassion and insight. He is guiding through a very difficult time.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Bea is kind, caring and intelligent.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

I reached out to Dr. Bea directly after accidentally canceling my series of previous appointments and within minutes he responded and set me up to reschedule them. I can't say enough positive things about his approach to his patients and accessibility, especially in such a busy time.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

I feel so fortunate to be a patient of Dr. Bea's, especially during these challenging times. He is patient, kind, understanding, professional and truly listens. His talents are a gift to his patients.

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