The Mental Health Happy Hour


Thurs 5PM-6PM



About Dr. Scott Zentner, MD, Psychiatrist

Dr. Scott Zentner, MD is a native of Monroe, LA. Following graduation from Neville High School, he completed his undergraduate training from the college of engineering at Texas A&M University. After working for a year as a sales engineer in the oil and gas industry, he opted for a career change and began pre-medicine studies at Northeast Louisiana University, where he matriculated for 16 months until acceptance into medical school at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport.

After graduation in 1987, he also completed his internship there in 1988, and then residency training in psychiatry at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1991. In addition, he participated in a cross-cultural fellowship program at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Zentner became board certified in general psychiatry in 1993. His honors have included the Sandoz Award for Outstanding Service in Psychiatry, as well as the Dr. John W. Bick Award.

Returning to his hometown in 1992, he has been employed primarily as a medical director and staff psychiatrist with the Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health in Region VIII, eventually retiring from state service in 2012. Dr. Zentner is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at LSU Health Sciences Center, serving as preceptor and supervisor of both psychiatry and family practice residents at the Shreveport and Monroe campuses. Dr. Zentner is an active member of both the Louisiana State Medical Society and Ouachita Medical Society.

He embraces a holistic approach in the evaluation and treatment of his patients, encouraging physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness throughout the life cycle.

Dr. Zentner is married and the father of 2 children. He enjoys free time with his family, reading, playing golf, and is an avid college football fan.


About Dr. Scott A. Shelby, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S

Dr. Scott Shelby, CEO of Family Solutions, is goal oriented with proven success in the mental and behavioral health settings. His vision continues to be to provide the highest standard of care for individuals, couples and families in North Louisiana while promoting growth, healing and hope. His solo counseling practice established in 2007 has grown to having eight practice locations and employing a clinical staff of over 80 licensed professionals, which consist of counselors, therapists, social workers, clinical psychologists, board certified behavior analysts, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists, registered dietitians, family nurse practitioners and psychiatrists.

Family Solutions has three divisions: The Counseling Center which provides outpatient counseling, therapy, psychiatric care, medication management, and psychological testing; Behavioral Developmental Services which provides comprehensive autism treatment with ABA therapy for children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder; The Therapy Center which provides Occupational, Speech Therapy, and Physical Therapy to children and adults.

Scott received a PhD from ULM in 2009. He is married to his wife Brienne and has two daughters, Amanda and Abbey.

In his limited clinical practice, Dr. Shelby only works with highly motivated individuals who are ready to take responsibility for changing their own lives.