Rick Zapf


About Me

“They won’t listen.” “I need them to…”
These were two common statements from parents 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. I also worked 8 years as a youth minister with high school students.
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 and your teen interacts with those at home, at work, or at school. My "down-to-earth" conversations help teens connect and the use of technology engages teens. My holistic approach can even incorporate your religious values.
Let's talk about how we can change your family’s life.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


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


Written by J.U. on Mar 18, 2020 after counseling with Rick for 3 weeks

Rick is great! I've noticed an improvement in my teens mood and we are getting along much better.

Written by J.E. on Mar 11, 2020 after counseling with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Mr. Zapf has and is continuing to help me through very difficult times. He has been extremely understanding and for once I am starting to feel some hope again. I’ve seen many counselors and therapist and have finally found one that fits right and with my schedule.

Written by J.E. on Mar 10, 2020 after counseling with Rick for 2 weeks

We are still getting to know Rick but so far we are very excited to be working with him!!