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Richard Zapf, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Grief Self esteem
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About me

"Help me." "I need to change..." These were two common statements from clients of all ages while I was in private practice for 11 years in Texas. I specialized in working with families with children and adolescents. I wrote books and spoke at seminars to help teens and their families. Now with over 20 years of experience my greatest satisfaction comes from helping clients with a wide array of issues focusing on making positive change happen.
Now, I am available online to help you change your life. My "prized" evening spots are limited to 16 (there's only one of me), but I do work 11am - 9:15pm during the week (offering 45-minute sessions only).
My diverse training allows us, together, to ascertain problems, develop goals, and set a realistic timeline for improvement. Each treatment plan is different for each client. My training as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Texas has allowed a deeper understanding of how you interact with those at home, at work, or at school. My "down-to-earth" conversations can even help your children or partner improve. My holistic approach can even incorporate your religious values.
Let's talk about how we can change your life.

Professional experience

22yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

TX LMFT 5161


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Richard Zapf. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Richard is a down to earth guy keeps the discussions light hearted but really makes you think about things and gives useful pointers and insights with how to handle things and explains them in a way you can understand in plain English. I would Recommend Richard to anyone needing some help getting through a tough spot

Written on Feb 15, 2023 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Rick is a great and understanding therapist. He is quick to ensure I stay on point instead of rambling and make the most of each session so I always walk away feeling better.

Written on Feb 01, 2023 after therapy with Richard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression

Richard is very knowledgeable and understands how to get to the point of the issue.

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Richard for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Richard has been a tremendous help with building my confidence and my spirits back up from a breakup. He knew exactly the right words to say and since I wanted a blend of Christian therapy and regular therapy, he did a great job providing me with those two types of therapy. I strongly recommend him for any struggles you may be going through.

Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Richard for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I've only met with Richard twice, but he has made several suggestions about communication with my friends and family that have been beneficial.

Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Richard for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

Very helpful and keeps me focused on what’s important.

Written on Dec 23, 2022 after therapy with Richard for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd