Department Psychiatry and Psychology
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

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

70 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

20 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr. Bea for some time. He has helped me more then anyone can believe. He is a great person and he is definitely the best there is to help me with my OCD.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

dr. Bea is a excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Dr. Bea is a gift

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Bea is an excellent doctor. He listens carefully to what I have to say and asks excellent questions that helps him delve into the problems more deeply. He is very personable and puts you at ease when you are talking with him. I would definitely recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Dr. Bea is excellent!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr. Bea over the last almost decade has helped me more than he will ever know. He is an amazing, carrying individual who really changed my life for the better.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr Bea was very responsive to my needs and provided exceptional treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr Bea is very likable and personable. He relates well to my issues, he gets it. He has me call him Scott, I like that. When I meet with him, it's like meeting with a very good friend. It's not only very helpful, but very enjoyable. I leave feeling good about myself for making a connection with an excellent therapist. I guess that alone, made the TMC program worthwhile.

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