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Serving Fairfield County
Including Westport, Wilton, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Stamford, Greenwich, and Westchester County.
Additionally, Linda is licensed in Florida and provides teletherapy and video therapy services for clients in that state.

Long‑Distance Therapy
Linda offers teletherapy within the States of Connecticut and Florida for clients who cannot always meet in the office. Though counseling between therapist and client is usually done in‑person, it is not always possible. Some people are required to travel frequently for business. One of you may need to remain at home to care for a child or parent. Some people have illnesses and disabilities that keep them at home. Many simply feel a long‑distance counseling session by phone is more convenient. Over the years, Linda has built a strong reputation for helping her clients meet their goals successfully. Clients schedule time with her by Zoom, Skype or FaceTime.

Marriage and Family Therapy

Relationships, like people, sometimes fail to thrive. Sometimes the issue is minor, sometimes serious. Maybe your relationship has been healthy for a year, 10 years or 20. Maybe it's been ailing for quite a while and, suddenly, you wake up and your relationship and sex life are flatlining. What is there to do?

Every marriage faces challenges. Some couples are stressed out because of finances. Some struggle to get used to life with a first baby or rebellious teenager. Sometimes difficult in-laws or other family dynamics affect the marriage. Some couples aren't even sure why exactly they've grown distant.

Whether your relationship is struggling or is in full crisis mode, a couples therapist can provide support and access to resources that can help you resolve your issues. I specialize in couples counseling, working with people to address unresolved conflicts using a supportive, interactive process. Breaking old patterns is difficult, and facing tough challenges is hard, but, together, we can work to make lasting changes and embrace positive life‑ and relationship‑affirming solutions.

Relationships are one of the most rewarding parts of life ... and often, one of the most challenging. A partnership is a team sport. It brings together two personalities, backgrounds, and value systems. Similar to paddling a canoe, you learn how to move in harmony with one another, you develop a rhythm. This becomes the shape of the relationship, the course you return to both consciously and unconsciously. Sometimes we are not in sync and the canoe topples. The once‑great ride is now bumpy and scary. You will need to find a way to shore up again or risk overturning. Both partners need to learn a new way to paddle. For this reason, it can be extremely valuable to work with a couples' therapist.

Schedule your appointment today!

Get in touch by emailing me at linda@lindaschlapfer.com or call (203) 561-7783.

What our clients say

Client Testimonials

Brian

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… “Brian”

Nick and Caroline

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… “Nick and Caroline”

Evan

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… “Evan”

William

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… “William”

Ruth

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… “Ruth”

Joan

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… “Joan”

Sex Therapy

Sexuality is integral to the human condition. When issues associated with sex and sexuality arise in a relationship, they can be challenging to address and solve. I work with couples and individuals of all sexual persuasions to help them improve their sexual interactions. Some of the issues I address with couples include:

  • Sex after infidelity
  • Sexual identity issues
  • Physical disabilities
  • Polyamorous situations
  • Problematic sexual urges
  • Sexual trauma
  • Changes in sex life
  • Orgasm issues
  • Mismatched libidos

 

With therapy, couples can get the help they need to discuss their issues in a safe setting. I assist couples who are looking for authentic ways to improve their sex lives and, ultimately, their relationships.

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Individuals

When you’re feeing a little lost or stuck, you may need someone to lend a hand, and guide you in exploring the challenges in your life.

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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.

Do you take insurance?

At this time I do not accept any insurance coverage. Psychotherapy services for individuals, couples and families are generally covered by most insurance companies. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). Almost all insurance companies accept this license for therapy services. Please check with your insurance company to confirm your out-of-network coverage. I can provide you with a receipt that will allow you to be reimbursed by your insurance company subject to your contracted rate.

Is therapy confidential?

Yes. Confidentiality between a client and a therapist is one of the most important aspects of therapy. Successful therapy requires trust that personal conversations will not be shared outside the therapist’s office. The law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a marriage and family therapist or other mental health provider. However, a therapist is required to notify authorities if abuse is suspected or if a client is threatening to harm himself or another person..

Will you be able to help us?

My role is to challenge your existing belief systems, assist you to self-focus, and make you aware of unhealthy patterns. Only you and your family can change yourselves. The more effort and openness you bring to the process, the more effective it will be.

Should I come to my appointment alone or with my spouse or child?

This is an important decision which we will make together. When you call for an appointment, we will decide who shall attend the sessions. This decision may change during the therapy process and some family members may be included at different stages of therapy.

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My Biography

About Me

I am a marriage and family therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy with a private practice located in Greenwich, Connecticut.

For almost 20 years, I have worked with married couples who feel “stuck”, individuals who are divorcing, blended families that are struggling and pre-marital couples to help them address their current challenges in a proactive way. My approach is interactive, practical and solution focused. Together, we work to identify concerns, goals, and beliefs but we don't dwell on conflicts or negativity. Instead, I encourage clients to look for new and creative ways to resolve problems. I challenge clients’ perceptions and assumptions to help break old destructive patterns to enable them to move on and attain their goals. In a collaborative, supportive and safe environment, I provide compassionate guidance that enables clients to effectively cope with life’s challenges effectively.

What our customers say

Client Testimonials

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
CT
JOAN
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...
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JOAN
RUTH
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...
RUTH
WILLIAM
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...
Read More
WILLIAM
EVAN
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...
EVAN
NICK AND CAROLINE
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...
NICK AND CAROLINE
BRIAN
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...
BRIAN
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