Therapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families
Every family faces challenges... Whether you are stressed out because of finances, you've just had your first baby or you're grappling with a rebellious teenager or difficult in-laws, family dynamics can be trying.
The stress and pressure of life can be challenging for even the strongest individuals and families. You do not have to face these issues alone. The first step is finding a therapist who can understand your situation and has the experience to guide you to resolve these problems effectively.
I work with couples, families, and individuals to help them deal directly with their problems using a solution-based approach. Together, through a supportive and interactive process, we address unresolved conflicts and find ways to break old patterns. My goal is to help you improve your relationships and find ways to cope more effectively with your challenges and find positive, lasting change.
I went to see Linda for therapy during my divorce. It had to be the lowest point in my life. I didn't know how I was going to make it some days. I went to see her once a week, and my sessions with Linda were my life raft in a raging ocean. She showed me that I could get through the ugly turmoil in my life. With every week, I hung on and got better and stronger as time went on. I wouldn't be the person I am today without the help of Linda. She gave me the tools to deal with adversity, and made me believe in myself. Everyday I thank God that she was there at that point in my life.Joan
Linda is one of the smartest and most compassionate professionals in her field. She is committed to her clients/patients and experienced in a range of today's problems. She helped me through one of the most difficult periods of my life which included; the dissolution of a 25 year marriage, substantial economic lifestyle changes, single parenting of teenagers, the illness and death of family members, restarting my career over fifty, dating and a new relationship. Linda's relationship expertise is invaluable. Her communication skills are outstanding. She's warm, kind, smart, funny and able to help prioritize when life seems overwhelming. She is not looking to be in endless therapy but will help you build the skills. Forever Grateful,Ruth
My wife & I found Linda at a difficult time in our lives. Divorced from our ex-spouses, remarried together and raising a large blended family had taken its toll on us and we were experiencing some difficulties, even feeling a bit lost. Linda helped us find ourselves again, reassert the love we had for each other and all our children. Linda brought back the harmony and peace that we had foolishly let escape us. Her kind and gentle approach, her smart and witty talks, the tenderness and respect she brought to our sessions all combined to help us reach a better, more profound understanding of ourselves and each other. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have found Linda. She will always have a place in our home and hearts.William
It is with gratitude and respect that I am pleased to recommend Linda Schlapfer. Linda has been a large and positive influence in my life and that of others. She understands the importance of building trustful, collaborative relationships to help patients move forward with a genuine sense of purpose. Her insights, experience and manner are such that each engagement becomes a valuable experience in self awareness. In short, a highly qualified professional who helps patients see new pathways and solutions.Evan
Our decision to consult Linda seven years ago has been life changing. She has helped us navigate major transitions including marriage, blending families, and retirement. Her kindness, wisdom, and insights have been instrumental in helping us build a strong relationship and a happy home. Our nickname for Linda is ‘Lucky’ because we feel so fortunate to have her in our lives.Nick and Caroline
Family life had become a series of acrimonious battles; angry screaming matches poisoned the atmosphere in our home for many mostly miserable months when I determined to seek professional help in an attempt to resolve the conflict between my wife and my daughter (she from a previous marriage). Through a religious organization that I belonged to I found a family therapist who, from what I’d been told, appeared to have the skills to deal with situations like mine. A session was arranged and the three of us, over a period of time, met individually and together, to dissect and recognize more clearly the issues that had led to the hostility prevalent in our lives. Linda Schlapfer, the family counselor I chose, is a personable, warm, and thoroughly charming person-with a beautiful British accent to boot. She has the knack of being able to gently draw out those who feel awkward about discussing the intimate details of their lives. Her competence is shown especially in how she is able to defuse potentially violent outbursts resulting from the emotional pain present in these encounters. Among her skills is her ability to invest her clients with the confidence to carry on when dark days threaten to derail all attempts at reconciliation. In fact, the motivation she instills in her patients to continually confront head-on their inner demons, makes successful treatment much more achievable than might otherwise be the case. With all due respect for the other practitioners of family therapy that I’ve dealt with, Linda Schlapfer is at the very top of my list of professionals and I know, by their now happy demeanor, that my wife and daughter feel very much the same.Brian
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does therapy last?
It depends on the presenting problem. The whole idea is to affect change and find solutions so typically the process of marriage and family therapy lasts less time than traditional psychotherapy.
Will you able to help us?
My role is to challenge your existing belief system, assist you to self focus, and make you aware of the unhealthy patterns. Only you and your family can change yourselves. The more effort and openness…
Do you take insurance?
Therapy services are generally covered by most insurance companies. Please check with your insurance company to confirm your coverage. I provide clients with a bill that includes the required…