Molly Scott's many overlapping careers as a poet, singer, composer and performer, have also included clinical psychologist, educator /scholar and international workshop leader. She has recorded albums of her compositions, written scores for musical theater, taught counseling psychology at the university level and led training and workshops in her Creative Resonance embodied voice therapy in the United States, Europe and Central America. An award-winning poet, she won the 2015 Robert Frost Foundation poetry award for her poem, “Two Girls, Woodpile” and published a poetry chapbook,“Up to the Windy Gate: poems of grief and grace”, through Finishing Line Press. That same year read her poetry at The Abroad Writer’s Conference in Dublin, Ireland and in 2016 she was selected as an International Merit Award Winner in Atlanta Review's Poetry Competition with the citation that her poetry was "on a world-class level in a remarkable international field."
Dr. Molly Scott did her undergraduate degree at Smith College in English and Music, and masters and doctoral degrees in Counseling Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In her early career in New York, she was part of the folk music revival in Greenwich Village and later went on to work in theater, television, and film. She had her own children's television program on CBS called “ Around the Corner”, appeared on Sesame Street and Captain Kangaroo, was a frequent guest on Good Morning American with Harry Reasoner, and later, hosted a radio program on WRVRNY about spirituality and intentional community called “Centering Home”.
Her most recent recordings include “ Honor the Earth and Each Other”, “ We Are All One Planet”, “ Sound of Light”, and “Sanctuary”, a live concert after the 9-11 bombings in the U.S. Along with her poetry, much of her published work has focused on therapeutic and social justice issues. She has worked in community mental health, taught courses in psychology and maintained a private clinical psychotherapy practice. Her current focus, along with her writing and music projects, is on consulting and mentoring in Creative Resonance work, offering lectures, readings and workshops on creative eldering and moving through loss to renewal.
Molly Scott lives on a farm in the hills of Western Massachusetts, where she writes, rides, and works with horses in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.