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

58 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 5

17 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr. Bea is very kind, understanding and thoughtful. He is very empathetic to the complexity of my case.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr. Bea is a good listener and his feedback is always intelligent and practical, which is greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Dr. Bea is by far THE BEST physician I interact with at the Cleveland Clinic. He always goes above and beyond to make sure I receive top quality care/help. He is a consistent physician across the board. I know I can always count on him and 100% trust him, as he has proved that time and time again.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr Bea encourages me to schedule several future appts at a time so i dont have long gaps between necessary treatment. this is a great help. other places ive waited forever between therapy sessions.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr Bea is a very attentive care provider who is supportive in my treatment and encourages me to use additional resources like books to help. he also always offers smart measures to help in my recovery

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

my cleveland clinic psychiatrist recommended dr bea and i appreciate that they coordinated my care at a delicate point in my treatments

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Dr. Bea is exemplary - smart, kind, caring, practical.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

The popularity of the provider makes it difficult to schedule appointments less than several weeks into the future. I could probably improve this by being more aware of my own scheduling.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

I could not be any happier with Dr. Bea. I left our visit feeling very hopeful. He is a great listener and carefully answers questions. His caring comes through and his assessments were right on! I might add that he was very highly recommended to me by my primary care doctor...I see why! I am most happy and think Dr. Bea will be the right person to help me with my overwhelming anxiety.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr. Bea is very sympathetic and is a very good listener. I found it very easy to talk to him.

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