Rick Zapf

(TX-LMFT)
Therapist Rick Zapf Photo

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. My greatest satisfaction came from helping clients with a wide array of issues focus on making positive change happen.
Now, I am available online to help you change your life.
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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #5161 (Expires: 2022-03-31)


Reviews

Written by R.O. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I truly appreciate Rick for checking on me. I need it.

Written by I.R. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

He's fantastic!

Written by J.A. on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Rick is an excellent therapist. He listens and provides thoughtful feedback. I like that he speaks in an articulate, non-judgmental way and gives wise advice. He genuinely cares about people and goes above and beyond. Thank you Rick!!

Written by K.A. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Rick is a great listener and a support. He cares about his patients and offers helps through worksheets, examples, and stories. He is straight-forward, but kind.

Written by W.E. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have really enjoyed each session I have had with him. Being a Christian therapist was something that was a must for me as some of the things I was struggling with felt with me faith in my household. Rick has helps me understand things better and has helped me understand my wife more, I have made better decisions and moves that have made my life and my families life better.

Written by T.O. on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Rick is a good listener. He sends follow up material that is relevant to my needs. When we speak, it helps me better understand my problems. I leave our sessions feeling reassured about my feelings and decisions. I’m glad he has worked with a lot of people so he can offer perspective.

Written by J.O. on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Rick is an excellent counselor

Written by J.O. on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks

Rick is a thoughtful insightful gentle ear when you need one. I have benefitted so much from his patience and guidance.

Written by T.I. on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I have been to a couple of counselors and what I really like about Rick is that he is straight forward and realistic and doesn't create these fantasies in my head to make me just feel better.

Written by J.U. on Apr 03, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 9 months

Mr. Zapf has been such a huge support since I went through a series of recent life changes. He's gone above and beyond to walk me step by step through my anxieties and mental health crises and to listen to me talk out my issues when I'm at my worst point. I'm truly grateful for a supportive and caring counselor like Mr. Zapf, and I encourage others to give him and other counselors at Better Help a try, no matter what problems you have, big or small.

Written by C.H. on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I appreciate how Rick acknowledges what he does/doesn't know and takes time to ask questions to understand my point of view. He is an empathetic listener and is very supportive!

Written by D.A. on Jan 05, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and adhd

Rick is very attentive and has provided me with a healthy space to work through and process some issues that have arisen in my life. I am appreciative of his abilities.

Written by A.U. on Dec 30, 2020 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

Was great and respectful

Written by K.A. on Dec 14, 2020 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

He listens well and always makes sure that I am able to speak on whatever I am needing to get off my chest over having an agenda. The couple calls I’ve had with him, have always been started with a cheerful hello. His responses acknowledge my feelings while also tying in sound advice and perspective.

Written by V.I. on Oct 23, 2020 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

He has been great !

Written by S.I. on Oct 07, 2020 after therapy with Rick for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Prompt response and reaches out even when it’s been a while between sessions

Written by J.O. on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with Rick for 3 weeks

Comprehensive counselor ,attentive and interested in ones issues

Written by S.A. on Sep 18, 2020 after therapy with Rick for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

Rick Zapf is very personable. He goes above and beyond to figure out ways to help you.

Written by S.H. on Sep 13, 2020 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

He is amazing. He replies typically with a few mins of me texting. He is an amazing listener and will do anything he can to help u with any of ur problems

Written by J.E. on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Very easy to talk to!!

Written by K.E. on Jun 30, 2020 after therapy with Rick for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I really appreciate all that he has done to help.

Written by D.E. on Jun 09, 2020 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

I appreciate the insight that Rick has and his therapy technique works well with my personality. He has already been a huge help to me in a short amount of time.