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husband-and-wife family therapists who specialize in working
with relationship issues. We are both licensed Marriage and
practicing in Folsom, CA. We work separately
with individuals and as a co-therapist team with couples and
When we work with
couples or singles we identify concerns that may be adversely
impacting their relationship(s) and explore with them potential
solutions. We then help each person develop essential skills,
Managing conflict and anger
Achieving a satisfying sex life
Balancing power and control
Expressing appreciation and affection.
Our intention in our
work is to facilitate a journey of self discovery, through
focused dialogue, one to one or among the four of us. Our goal
is to convert conflict into understanding and compassion. Having
both a man and a woman therapist present helps to accomplish
this. It provides the safety, comfort and support of both male
and female viewpoints. Further, we offer the option of Fred
working individually with the man, and Colene working
individually with the woman.
We offer premarital and
parental counseling, sex therapy and assistance with cultural
differences. Other situations we work with include stepfamily
challenges, multigenerational issues, grief and loss, and
Sawyer Schlaepfer, M.F.T. (California Marriage and Family
Therapist license #8925)
have a master's degree in counseling and a Ph.D. in family
therapy. I have been in practice for 25 years. During that time
I have worked with parents and children, with singles, as a
divorce counselor and with couples and families. My book
Fishing By Moonlight, the Art of Choosing Intimate Partners
was published in 1996.
second book, Fishing by Moonlight, the Art of Enhancing Intimate
Relationship, published in 2008, is available at
www.fishingbymoonlight.com, Amazon.com, or at local book
stores. I have been an active member of both the local chapter
and the state board of the California Association of Marriage
and Family Therapists and also the International Family Therapy
Association. Currently, I am President of the Board of the
Sacramento Healthy Marriage Project."
Schlaepfer, M.F.T. (California Marriage and Family Therapist
have an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A.
from San Jose State. My early years of business experience help
me relate to problems of the workplace which impinge on
relationships. In my seventeen years of therapy practice I have
worked with singles, couples and stepfamilies. I have long been
interested in men's issues, and have facilitated men's groups.
In addition, I have studied with Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Peter
Pearson on specialized work with couples.
on the boards of the
Santa Clara Valley and Sacramento
Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Colene and I are listed on the National Registry of Marriage
To Contact Us:
feel the choice of a therapist is important, we believe
prospective clients should have an opportunity to get to know
us. Therefore, we offer a free one-half hour introductory
periodically, a one-day workshop based on Colene's book and a
six week class on couple skills.
appointment or more information, call us at (916) 294-0836 or
send us email at
Fred and Colene Schlaepfer