Sam Schaperow, MSMFT, LMFT

Counselor & Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

I am an evidence-based holistic (consideration of the whole) 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.

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 & family conflict
  4. Anxiety, depression, and grief
  5. Substance abuse & developing personality disorders
  6. Gay/lesbian/bi topics
  7. Behavioral addictions (internet addictions. sexual, food, etc.)
  8. Eating Disorders (especially NOS forms)


II.                 Couples:

  1. Clarifying communication
  2. Marriages on the brink of divorce
  3. Marital & intimacy enhancement
  4. Internet or other sex addictions.
  5. Marriage in the midst of retirement


III.               Adults:

  1. Work Stress & Related Trauma
  2. Anxiety & depression
  3. Helping people through difficult life transitions
  4. Finding and resolving the root cause of pervasive, self-destructive life patterns
  5. Parenting (helping parents learn more effective parenting techniques for their children)
  6. Mild Autistic Spectrum Disorders (inclusive of mild "Asperger’s Disorder", a term that is no longer an official diagnosis)
  7. Non-Substance Addictions: Internet, porn, sexual, etc.
  8. Substance Addictions
  9. Eating Disorders (esp. for those who are stable and want to prevent relapse through deeper psychotherapy)

I also work with primary care physicians to get people on meds that can help, and off meds that have become a crutch.  For a more complete list of services I offer, please see here


Sam Schaperow

Sam Schaperow



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Publications in "The Times" Newspapers

Literature written by the Schaperow Psychology Center, and Articles/Columns

Click  Here to Read Sam's Blog (also contains some of his writings from the literature portion of this site)