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Counselor / Therapist in Waterford, CT

Samuel Schaperow, M.S., L.M.F.T.

Samuel Schaperow, M.S., L.M.F.T. photo
Holistic Therapist, Looking Forward to
Challenging Cases from People Needing My Expertise
I am a holistic therapist, looking forward to challenging cases from people needing my expertise. Making use of a wide variety of therapies, from verbal to non-verbal, devoting much time on each of the select cases I take, and engaging in colleague consultations, I am often able to help with even the most difficult of issues. I also see children, doing family therapy even for the toughest kids. You'll see the difference family support makes, rather than my just trying to "fix the kid".

I often begin with symptom-focused behavioral counseling to attempt rapid symptom improvement. When people stay beyond that brief initial period of basic counseling, we move into long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy to find and remedy the problem’s root cause.

I encourage people to call me and we can talk about what your particular issues are and how I will be able to help you out. Or, if there is something I can't help you with, I will help you find the best regional expert for your issue.
Bio
Psychotherapy Theories Incorporated into my Eclectic Approach include:
•CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
•IFS (Internal Family Systems), including being mindful of the Self of the therapist.
•Strategic Family Therapy
•Structural Family Therapy
•Behavioral Therapy
•Cognitive Therapy
•Family Systems Therapy
•Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

Here are some of the areas I am experienced in:
I. Children, ages ~two through seventeen:

1.Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder & bi-polar disorder
2.Autistic Spectrum Disorders (e.g., PDDNOS & Asperger's)
3.Oppositional defiant disorder
4.Family conflict
5.Anxiety, depression, and grief
6.Substance abuse & developing personality disorders
7.Gay/lesbian/bisexuality issues
8.Internet addictions.
9.Eating Disorders (if seeking a more psychodynamic approach, or for family therapy)

II. Couples:
1.Clarifying communication
2.Marriages on the brink of divorce
3.Marital enhancement
4.Internet or other sex addictions.
5.Marriage in the Midst of Retirement

III. Adults:
1.Anxiety, depression, and grief
2.Helping people through difficult life transitions
3.Finding and resolving the root cause of pervasive, self-destructive life patterns
4.Parenting (helping parents learn more effective parenting techniques for their children)
5.Asperger’s disorder
6.Substance abuse & personality disorders
7.Gay/lesbian/bisexuality issues
8.Psychiatrically evaluate for gastric bypass surgery.
9.Non-Substance Addictions: Internet, porn, sexual.
10.Eating Disorders
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Asperger's Syndrome  Marriage Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Men's Issues
 Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationship Issues
 Couples Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Depression  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Divorce  Sexual Dysfunction
 Domestic Violence  Stress Management
 Eating Disorders  Trauma and PTSD
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Work and Career Issues
 Grief and Loss
Certifications
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Education/Training
Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Relations, concentration in counseling, University of Connecticut Total GPA 3.3/4.0, Division GPA 3.6/4.0

Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, Central Connecticut State University Total GPA 3.84/4.00
Payments Accepted
cash, credit card, insurance, credit cards
Hours:Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (call for hours avail.)
License:001110
Location
567 Vauxhall St. Ext., Suite 207
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